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make sense (out) of (something)
To interpret something in a way that one can understand or that reveals some purpose, reason, etc. It will be a long time before we can begin to make sense of this tragedy. Can you make sense out of these markings? Is it a code, or what?
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make (some) sense (out) of someone or something
to understand someone or something. I can't make sense out of Doris and what she has done! No one can make sense out of Tom's story.
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make ˈsense of somethingunderstand something that is difficult or not very clear: I don’t understand these instructions. Can you make any sense of them?
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- make sense of
- make sense of something
- make some sense (out) of (something)
- make any sense (out) of (something)
- can't make a lick of sense (out) of (something)
- (Someone or something) called, they want their (something) back!
- read the (hand)writing on the wall
- read the handwriting on the wall
- see the (hand)writing on the wall
- see the writing on the wall