This phrasal verb "make out" has a lot of different meanings, from seeing/hearing to writing a cheque, bill etc, from understanding someone/something to kissing and touching someone in a sexual way & actually I'm having trouble understanding this word.
He's just making the booking form out.
I wonder if it means "He's able to see the booking form" or "He's understanding the booking form" or "He's writing a booking form" or "He's just pretending that" or He's getting on booking the form" or ... .
Are we able to specifiy the exact meaning when there's no further context or to appreciate what these changes will mean, is it necessary to look at them in a wider & larger context?
What about this:
But, somehow, they had made out, until Jackie got a job teaching in an elementary school.
They had made out? What?