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make

  
[1]  
      vb   , makes, making, made   mainly tr  
1    to bring into being by shaping, changing, or combining materials, ideas, etc.; form or fashion; create  
to make a chair from bits of wood, make a poem     
2    to draw up, establish, or form  
to make a decision, make one's will     
3    to cause to exist, bring about, or produce  
don't make a noise     
4    to cause, compel, or induce  
please make him go away     
5    to appoint or assign, as to a rank or position  
they made him chairman     
6    to constitute  
one swallow doesn't make a summer     
7    also intr   to come or cause to come into a specified state or condition  
to make merry, make someone happy     
8    copula   to be or become through development  
he will make a good teacher     
9    to cause or ensure the success of  
your news has made my day     
10    to amount to  
twelve inches make a foot     
11    to be part of or a member of  
did she make one of the party?     
12    to serve as or be suitable for  
that piece of cloth will make a coat     
13    to prepare or put into a fit condition for use  
to make a bed     
14    to be the essential element in or part of  
charm makes a good salesman     
15    to carry out, effect, or do  
to make a gesture     
16    intr; foll by: to, as if to, or as though to   to act with the intention or with a show of doing something  
they made to go out, he made as if to hit her     
17    to use for a specified purpose  
I will make this town my base     
18    to deliver or pronounce  
to make a speech     
19    to judge, reckon, or give one's own opinion or information as to  
what time do you make it?     
20    to cause to seem or represent as being  
that furniture makes the room look dark     
21    to earn, acquire, or win for oneself  
to make friends, make a fortune     
22    to engage in  
make love not war     
23    to traverse or cover (distance) by travelling  
we can make a hundred miles by nightfall     
24    to arrive in time for  
he didn't make the first act of the play     
25      (Cards)  
a    to win a trick with (a specified card)  
b    to shuffle (the cards)  
c      (Bridge)   to fulfil (a contract) by winning the necessary number of tricks  
26      (Cricket)   to score (runs)  
27      (Electronics)   to close (a circuit) permitting a flow of current  
   Compare       break       44  
28    intr   to increase in depth  
the water in the hold was making a foot a minute     
29    intr   (of hay) to dry and mature  
30    Informal   to gain a place or position on or in  
to make the headlines, make the first team     
31    Informal   to achieve the rank of  
32    Taboo slang   to seduce  
33    make a book   to take bets on a race or other contest  
34    make a day, night, etc., of it   to cause an activity to last a day, night, etc.  
35    make do      See       do   1       36  
36    make eyes at   to flirt with or ogle  
37    make good      See       good       44  
38    make heavy weather (of)  
a      (Nautical)   to roll and pitch in heavy seas  
b    Informal   to carry out with great difficulty or unnecessarily great effort  
39    make it         
a    Informal   to be successful in doing something  
b    foll by: with  
Taboo slang   to have sexual intercourse  
c    Slang   to inject a narcotic drug  
40    make like  
Slang     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   to imitate  
41    make love (to)  
a    to have sexual intercourse (with)  
b    Now archaic   to engage in courtship (with)  
42    make or break   to bring success or ruin  
43    make time      See       time       45  
44    make water  
a       another term for       urinate  
b    (of a boat, hull, etc.) to let in water  
      n  
45    brand, type, or style  
what make of car is that?     
46    the manner or way in which something is made  
47    disposition or character; make-up  
48    the act or process of making  
49    the amount or number made  
50      (Bridge)   the contract to be played  
51      (Cards)   a player's turn to shuffle  
52    on the make  
a    Informal   out for profit or conquest  
b    Slang   in search of a sexual partner,   (See also)        make after       make away       make for       make of       make off       make out       make over       make-up       make with  
     (Old English macian; related to Old Frisian makia to construct, Dutch maken, German machen to make)  
  makable      adj  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
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exp.
phrase meant to emphasize the speaker's self-assurance
syn.: you can bet on it; trust me; you can count on it; I'm telling you...
v.
to recycle somethiing and make it into something more upmarket
a necklace made of upcycled plastic bags
v.
make something succeed strongly and rapidly
v.
the secretary of state is required by the police and criminal evidence act to make provision by regulations for recording, in national police records, convictions and cautions for such offences as are required.
exp.
make a sensational announcement
[Fig.] E.g.: Today's newspapers dropped a bomb about the President's past.
v.
take a decision based on one's subjective conclusions, when objective evidence is not available
n.
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
exp.
deliberately make things difficult for someone; sabotage
id.
damn it!
Rats! I will be late to the meeting.
exp.
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
n.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
exp.
it's ready!
or "dinner's ready!"; "lunch is ready!"; "breakfast's ready!"
exp.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
exp.
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
exp.
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
v.
avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe
exp.
ça craint! ; c'est nul!
[Arg.];[Slang]
exp.
it sounds interesting or attractive
id.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
n.
a group of people who decide to meet and make purchases at a local business. The aim is both to support it and to meet up with the community.
Inspired by the phenomenon of flash mobs, which refers to groups of people mobilized by social media to perform entertaining or unusual acts in public, such as choreographies
adj.
the decision is yours
exp.
I can't understand it, I can't believe it, I can't accept it
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
exp.
It is healthy to laugh
[US]
n.
person who is a specialist of make-up and who applies makeup in a professional manner

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