Associations to the word «Make»


MAKE, verb. (transitive) (heading) To create.
MAKE, verb. To construct or produce.
MAKE, verb. To write or compose.
MAKE, verb. To bring about.
MAKE, verb. (intransitive) (now mostly colloquial) To behave, to act.
MAKE, verb. (intransitive) To tend; to contribute; to have effect; with for or against.
MAKE, verb. To constitute.
MAKE, verb. (intransitive) (construed with of) (typically interrogative) To interpret.
MAKE, verb. (transitive) (usually stressed) To bring into success.
MAKE, verb. (transitive) (second object is an adjective or participle) To cause to be.
MAKE, verb. To cause to appear to be; to represent as.
MAKE, verb. (transitive) (second object is a verb) To cause (to do something); to compel (to do something).
MAKE, verb. (transitive) (second object is a verb) (can be stressed for emphasis or clarity) To force to do.
MAKE, verb. (transitive) (of a fact) To indicate or suggest to be.
MAKE, verb. (transitive) (of a bed) To cover neatly with bedclothes.
MAKE, verb. (transitive) (US slang) To recognise, identify.
MAKE, verb. (transitive) (colloquial) To arrive at a destination, usually at or by a certain time.
MAKE, verb. (intransitive) (colloquial) To proceed (in a direction).
MAKE, verb. (transitive) To cover (a given distance) by travelling. [from 16thc.]
MAKE, verb. (transitive) To move at (a speed). [from 17thc.]
MAKE, verb. To appoint; to name.
MAKE, verb. (transitive) (slang) To induct into the Mafia or a similar organization (as a made man).
MAKE, verb. (intransitive) (colloquial) (euphemistic) To defecate or urinate.
MAKE, verb. (transitive) To earn, to gain (money, points, membership or status).
MAKE, verb. (transitive) To pay, to cover (an expense); chiefly used after expressions of inability.
MAKE, verb. (obsolete) (intransitive) To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify.
MAKE, verb. To enact; to establish.
MAKE, verb. To develop into; to prove to be.
MAKE, verb. To form or formulate in the mind.
MAKE, verb. (obsolete) To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to interfere; to be active; often in the phrase to meddle or make.
MAKE, verb. (obsolete) To increase; to augment; to accrue.
MAKE, verb. (obsolete) To be engaged or concerned in.
MAKE, noun. (often of a car) Brand or kind; often paired with model.
MAKE, noun. How a thing is made; construction.
MAKE, noun. Origin of a manufactured article; manufacture.
MAKE, noun. (uncountable) Quantity produced, especially of materials.
MAKE, noun. (dated) The act or process of making something, especially in industrial manufacturing.
MAKE, noun. A person's character or disposition.
MAKE, noun. (bridge) The declaration of the trump for a hand.
MAKE, noun. (physics) The closing of an electrical circuit.
MAKE, noun. (computing) A software utility for automatically building large applications, or an implementation of this utility.
MAKE, noun. (slang) Recognition or identification, especially from police records or evidence.
MAKE, noun. (slang) (usually in phrase "easy make") Past or future target of seduction (usually female).
MAKE, noun. (slang) (military) A promotion.
MAKE, noun. A home-made project
MAKE, noun. (basketball) A made basket.
MAKE, noun. (dialectal) Mate; a spouse or companion.
MAKE, noun. (Scotland) (Ireland) (Northern England) (now rare) A halfpenny. [from 16th c.]
MAKE A BETTER DOOR THAN A WINDOW, verb. (idiomatic) To obstruct someone's view, especially as a result of thoughtlessness.
MAKE A BOOK, verb. (horseracing) To lay bets (recorded in a pocketbook) against the success of every horse, so that the bookmaker wins on all the unsuccessful horses and loses only on the winning horse or horses.
MAKE A BREAK FOR IT, verb. (idiomatic) To attempt to escape; to flee; to run away.
MAKE A CLEAN BREAST, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) to be honest about something; to confess
MAKE A DECISION, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To decide.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To carry out an action, the result of which is a significant change, or an altered circumstance.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To be of importance; to matter.
MAKE A FACE, verb. (colloquial) To make a facial expression, often for humor, as a taunt, or to indicate distaste.
MAKE A FOOL OF, verb. To cause (someone) to seem foolish.
MAKE A GO OF, verb. (idiomatic) To attempt to make a success of (something); especially, to attempt to make a living.
MAKE A HASH OF, verb. To do badly, particularly to make a mess while doing.
MAKE A KILLING, verb. (idiomatic) To win or earn a large amount of money.
MAKE A LEG, verb. (idiomatic) (UK) To make a deep bow with the right leg drawn back.
MAKE A LIVING, verb. To earn enough income to support oneself and, if applicable, one's family.
MAKE A MEAL OF, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To spend more time and energy on some task than it warrants; to make something overly complicated.
MAKE A MEAL OF, verb. To eat something as a meal.
MAKE A MEAL OUT OF, verb. Alternative form of make a meal of
MAKE A MISTAKE, verb. To err, to be wrong.
MAKE A MOCKERY OF, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To mock; to ridicule or imitate, often to express contempt
MAKE A MONKEY OF, verb. Alternative form of make a monkey out of
MAKE A MONKEY OUT OF, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To cause a person, group, or action to appear foolish or inferior; to subject someone or something to ridicule.
MAKE A MOUNTAIN OUT OF A MOLEHILL, verb. (idiomatic) To treat a problem as greater than it is; to blow something out of proportion; to exaggerate the importance of something trivial
MAKE A MOVE, verb. (idiomatic) (chiefly UK and India) To depart from a place.
MAKE A MOVE, verb. (often followed by on) To initiate a conversation or perform an action intended to engage the willing attention of a person in whom one has a romantic or sexual interest.
MAKE A MUSCLE, verb. To flex the biceps muscles in the upper arm as a show of muscular strength or development
MAKE A NAME FOR ONESELF, verb. (idiomatic) to gain fame
MAKE A PIG OF ONESELF, verb. (idiomatic) To eat to excess; to overeat; to gorge.
MAKE A PIG OUT OF ONESELF, verb. Alternative form of make a pig of oneself
MAKE A PIG'S EAR OF, verb. (British) (idiomatic) (transitive) To do badly; to make a mess of.
MAKE A POINT, verb. (idiomatic) To argue or promote an idea.
MAKE A POINT, verb. (idiomatic) To take care in doing something of something; to pay attention or ensure that something is done.
MAKE A SCENE, verb. To bring unnecessary attention to oneself, especially through a public expression of tumultuous emotion.
MAKE A SILK PURSE OF A SOW'S EAR, verb. (idiomatic) To produce something refined, admirable, or valuable from something which is unrefined, unpleasant, or of little or no value.
MAKE A SPECTACLE OF ONESELF, verb. (idiomatic) (US) To embarrass oneself or others in public
MAKE A SPLASH, verb. (idiomatic) To do something that attracts attention.
MAKE A STICK FOR ONE'S OWN BACK, verb. To take a decision that will have personally adverse consequences.
MAKE A STINK, verb. (idiomatic) To complain; to demand attention or remedy for a problem.
MAKE A VIRTUE OF NECESSITY, verb. (idiomatic) To make the best of a difficult situation; to recast or portray an action or situation in which one has no alternatives as an action or situation which was deliberately chosen on its merits.
MAKE AFTER, verb. To chase.
MAKE AGAINST, verb. (obsolete) To contradict; to defeat; to refute; to work against.
MAKE AMENDS, verb. (idiomatic) To repair a relationship; to make up; to resolve an argument or fight; to make reparations or redress.
MAKE AN APPEARANCE, verb. (idiomatic) To turn up to an event for a brief moment.
MAKE AN ASS OF, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To cause (someone) to seem foolish.
MAKE AN EFFORT, verb. To try; to work towards a goal.
MAKE AN EXAMPLE OF, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To punish someone so as to be a warning to others.
MAKE AN EXHIBITION OF ONESELF, verb. (idiomatic) (UK) To embarrass oneself or others in public
MAKE AN HONEST WOMAN, verb. (idiomatic) (informal) (now usually with "of") To marry (a woman), especially if she is having a sexual relationship.
MAKE AN OFFER, verb. To bid, propose, to initiate a proposal.
MAKE AWAY, verb. (obsolete) (intransitive) To depart, leave; to make off.
MAKE AWAY, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To destroy.
MAKE AWAY, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To kill.
MAKE AWAY, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To get rid of, dispose of.
MAKE AWAY, verb. (obsolete) (reflexive) To kill oneself, commit suicide.
MAKE AWAY WITH, verb. To steal
MAKE AWAY WITH, verb. To transfer or alienate; hence, to spend; to dissipate
MAKE BABY JESUS CRY, verb. (idiomatic) (informal) (often sarcastic) To provoke a negative reaction due to being offensive, unpleasant, immoral, etc.
MAKE BELIEF, noun. The abstract quality of making believe
MAKE BELIEVE, verb. (idiomatic) To pretend or imagine.
MAKE BELIEVE, noun. The act of pretending that what is imaginary is real.
MAKE BELIEVE, adjective. Imaginary; conjured in someone's imagination, especially when imagined by a child
MAKE BELIEVES, noun. Plural of make believe
MAKE BOOK, verb. (idiomatic) To gamble, either by placing or taking bets.
MAKE BOOK, verb. (idiomatic) To be very confident.
MAKE BRICKS WITHOUT STRAW, verb. (idiomatic) To accomplish a task without the proper materials or under unreasonable conditions; to do the impossible.
MAKE COMMON CAUSE, verb. To cooperate, to enter into an alliance for a shared goal.
MAKE CONSCIENCE, verb. (obsolete) To make it a matter of conscience; to be scrupulous about. [16th-19th c.]
MAKE DEFAULT, verb. (legal) To fail to appear or answer.
MAKE DO, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) (informal) to survive, get by with, or use whatever is available (due to lack of resources)
MAKE DO, verb. (transitive) (informal) to put into action
MAKE DO, verb. (transitive) (informal) To use for one's purpose something worn, defective, or intended for another purpose.
MAKE DO AND MEND, verb. (British) A philosophy, during World War II, of repairing clothes etc that would normally be discarded due to shortages and rationing
MAKE DUE, verb. Misspelling of make do.
MAKE ENDS MEET, verb. (idiomatic) To have enough money to cover expenses; to get by financially; to get through the pay period (sufficient to meet the next payday).
MAKE EYES AT, verb. To flirt with (someone) by making obvious glances.
MAKE FACES, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) Alternative form of make a face
MAKE FAST, verb. To tie reliably.
MAKE FILE, noun. (computing) A configuration file that describes the steps involved in building an application from its source code.
MAKE FILES, noun. Plural of make file
MAKE FOR, verb. (idiomatic) To set out to go (somewhere); to move towards.
MAKE FOR, verb. (idiomatic) To tend to produce or result in.
MAKE FOR, verb. (idiomatic) (rare) To confirm, favour, strengthen (an opinion, theory, etc.).
MAKE FOR, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see make,‎ for.
MAKE FOUL WATER, verb. To sail in such shallow water that the ship's keel stirs the mud at the bottom.
MAKE FRIENDS, verb. (intransitive) To create friendships with others
MAKE FRIENDS, verb. (construed with with) to befriend
MAKE FUN OF, verb. (idiomatic) (informal) To tease, ridicule or make jokes about, generally in a pejorative manner.
MAKE GAME OF, verb. (idiomatic) to ridicule; to jest
MAKE GOOD, verb. To achieve substantial success in life, often in business.
MAKE GOOD, verb. (often with "on"): To complete successfully.
MAKE GOOD, verb. To remedy or compensate for (a defect or deficiency).
MAKE GOOD ON, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To fulfill or honour (a promise etc).
MAKE GROUND, verb. (idiomatic) gain ground; make progress.
MAKE HASTE, verb. (intransitive) (dated) To hurry or hasten.
MAKE HAY, verb. (literally) To cut grass to turn into hay for animal feed.
MAKE HAY, verb. (idiomatic) To take advantage of an opportunity.
MAKE HEAD OR TAIL OF, verb. (idiomatic) To understand even minimally.
MAKE HEAD OR TAIL OF, verb. To determine to be good or bad.
MAKE HEADWAY, verb. (idiomatic) To progress; to move forward.
MAKE HEAVY GOING OF, verb. (idiom) to make heavy weather of
MAKE HEAVY WEATHER OF, verb. (idiomatic) To overcomplicate things, to make things appear worse than they are.
MAKE HISTORY, verb. (idiomatic) To do something that will be remembered widely for a long time.
MAKE INTO, verb. To cause (the first object) to become (the second object), to change.
MAKE IT, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see make,‎ it.
MAKE IT, verb. (idiomatic) to succeed in doing something, for example in reaching a place, going somewhere, attending an event, arriving in time for something, adding to one's schedule or itinerary, or in getting where one wants to be in one's life or career, which sometimes means becoming or wanting to become successful (succeed in a big way) or famous.
MAKE IT, verb. (idiomatic) to succeed in surviving, in living through something
MAKE IT, verb. (idiomatic) to have sexual intercourse
MAKE IT RAIN, verb. (idiomatic) to bring prosperity or work to an enterprise by selling, inventing or other productive or successful activity
MAKE IT RAIN, verb. (idiomatic) to throw a substantial amount of paper money so that it falls on a crowd, audience, performer, or group of performers, often as a way to show off one's wealth
MAKE IT RAIN, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see make,‎ it,‎ rain.
MAKE IT SNAPPY, verb. (idiomatic) To do something quickly; to be quick about something.
MAKE IT UP AS ONE GOES ALONG, verb. (idiomatic) To improvise continuously.
MAKE IT UP TO, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) to pay back, to return someone a previous good deed.
MAKE KNOWN, verb. To announce some information generally.
MAKE KNOWN, verb. To disclose a secret.
MAKE LIGHT OF, verb. (idiomatic) To regard without due seriousness; to joke or disregard inappropriately.
MAKE LIGHT WORK OF, verb. (idiom) to handle something easily without difficulty
MAKE LIKE, verb. (colloquial) (chiefly US) (with clause) To behave as though.
MAKE LIKE, verb. (colloquial) (chiefly US) (with a noun) To behave in the manner of.
MAKE LIKE A BANANA AND SPLIT, verb. (idiomatic) (humorous) to leave, depart
MAKE LIKE A TREE AND LEAVE, verb. (idiomatic) (humorous) to leave, depart
MAKE LITTLE OF, verb. (transitive) To belittle.
MAKE LITTLE OF, verb. (transitive) To accomplish easily.
MAKE LOVE, verb. (now archaic) To make amorous approaches to; to woo, romance, court. [from 16th c.]
MAKE LOVE, verb. (euphemistic) To engage in sexual intercourse. [from 20th c.]
MAKE MATTERS WORSE, verb. (idiomatic) To worsen an already difficult situation or unfavourable set of circumstances, typically by acting rashly, foolishly, or incompetently.
MAKE MEAT, verb. (colloquial) (US) (Western US) To cure meat in the open air.
MAKE MERRY, verb. (intransitive) To enjoy oneself in a jolly and festive manner.
MAKE MILEAGE OUT OF, verb. To take advantage of, to exploit (usually a tragic or unfortuate situation)
MAKE MINCEMEAT OUT OF, verb. (idiomatic) To defeat one's opponent easily and completely during a fight, contest, or debate.
MAKE MOAN, verb. (now chiefly Scotland) To lament, complain.
MAKE MOUTHS AT, verb. (dated) To make faces at (someone), to fun of (someone), to laugh at someone.
MAKE MUCH, verb. (usually with "of") To emphasize, put much value on.
MAKE MUCH, verb. (usually with "of") To give fond attention to; to cosset.
MAKE NICE, verb. To be friendly or conciliatory towards another, often in the context of maintaining good relations or resolving a conflict with the other person.
MAKE NO BONES ABOUT, verb. (idiomatic) To see no difficulty in, have no objection to.
MAKE NO BONES ABOUT, verb. (idiomatic) To say something clearly and without hesitation, although it may be unpleasant.
MAKE NOISES, verb. To talk or drop hints on a topic.
MAKE NOTHING OF, verb. To make no difficulty of; to consider as trifling or unimportant.
MAKE NOTHING OF, verb. To fail to understand.
MAKE OFF, verb. (intransitive) To run away; to exit
MAKE OFF WITH, verb. (transitive) To steal (something) and run.
MAKE OLD BONES, verb. To live to an old age.
MAKE OLD BONES, verb. To last a long time; to last or store well.
MAKE ONE'S BED, verb. (literally) To make the bed in which one has slept.
MAKE ONE'S BED, verb. (idiomatic) Alternative form of make one's bed and lie in it
MAKE ONE'S BED AND LIE IN IT, verb. (idiomatic) To create a difficult situation whose unpleasant consequences one must now endure.
MAKE ONE'S BONES, verb. (idiomatic) To commit a murder in order to be admitted to a criminal gang.
MAKE ONE'S HAND, verb. To gain advantage or profit.
MAKE ONE'S MARK, verb. (idiomatic) To make, or leave, a lasting impression, especially to achieve apparent success.
MAKE ONE'S MARK, verb. To sign (a document) by making a cross or other mark.
MAKE ONE'S PRESENCE FELT, verb. To be self-evidently visible, and having an effect
MAKE ONE'S WAY, verb. (idiomatic) To move forward, usually toward a destination or goal, physically or conceptually.
MAKE ONESELF AT HOME, verb. (idiomatic) To make oneself comfortable as if one were in one's own home.
MAKE ONESELF SCARCE, verb. (idiomatic) To leave or depart, or to avoid or stay away.
MAKE OR BREAK, verb. To be a crucial factor in determining the success of something.
MAKE OUT, verb. (transitive) To draw up (a document etc.), to designate (a cheque) to a given recipient, payee. [from 15th c.]
MAKE OUT, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To send out. [16th-17th c.]
MAKE OUT, verb. (transitive) To discern; to manage to see, hear etc. [from 16th c.]
MAKE OUT, verb. (now) (chiefly US) (regional) (intransitive) To manage, get along; to do (well, badly etc.). [from 17th c.]
MAKE OUT, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To represent; to make (something) appear to be true. [from 17th c.]
MAKE OUT, verb. (slang) (chiefly US) (intransitive) To kiss passionately. [from 20th c.]
MAKE OUT, verb. (intransitive) To engage in heavy petting or have sex. [from 20th c.]
MAKE OUT LIKE A BANDIT, verb. (idiomatic) To profit greatly; to get an excessively good deal
MAKE OVER, verb. (idiomatic) To renovate or to convert to a different use, particularly houses, offices, or rooms within them.
MAKE OVER, verb. (idiomatic) (of a person, particularly a woman) To create a new physical look, especially with a new hairstyle, cosmetics, or clothes.
MAKE OVER, verb. (idiomatic) (of a career, public image, etc.) To improve upon and/or take in a new direction.
MAKE OVER, verb. (idiomatic) To transfer ownership, especially by means of a legal document.
MAKE PEACE, verb. To end hostilities; to reach a peace agreement.
MAKE PEACE, verb. (idiomatic) To settle a dispute or disagreement.
MAKE PEACE, verb. (idiomatic) To initiate or resume a cordial relationship after a period of animosity.
MAKE PEACE, verb. (idiomatic) To accept something, especially if it is considered unfavourable.
MAKE QUICK WORK OF, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To accomplish a specified task easily and quickly.
MAKE QUICK WORK OF, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To kill a specified person easily and quickly.
MAKE RIGHT, verb. To right, rectify, or ameliorate a relationship or situation.
MAKE ROOM, verb. Rearrange or organize existing people, objects, furniture, belongings, etc., to create space for new objects.
MAKE SAIL, verb. (nautical) To extend an additional quantity of sail.
MAKE SEMBLANT, verb. (obsolete) To appear (to do something); to make a show of. [13th-17th c.]
MAKE SENSE, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To be sensible, coherent, reasonable.
MAKE SENSE, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) (with of) To decipher or understand.
MAKE SHIFT, verb. (dated) To contrive; to invent a way of surmounting a difficulty
MAKE SHIP, verb. To embark in a ship or other vessel.
MAKE SHIT OF, verb. (transitive) (Irish) (idiomatic) To ruin or destroy.
MAKE SHORT WORK OF, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To make (a task) quicker or easier.
MAKE SHORT WORK OF, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To deal with or overcome (someone or something) quickly and without difficulty.
MAKE SOMEONE A HAPPY PANDA, verb. (colloquial) (idiomatic) to make someone happy and content
MAKE SOMEONE CRY, verb. To willfully cause someone to cry, usually after berating or yelling at him/her intensely.
MAKE SOMEONE'S BLOOD BOIL, verb. (idiomatic) To cause a person to feel angry or very annoyed, especially in situation in which one cannot fully display that feeling to others.
MAKE SOMEONE'S BLOOD RUN COLD, verb. (idiomatic) To cause a person to feel fear, horror, dread, or strong forboding.
MAKE SOMEONE'S DAY, verb. (idiomatic) To make someone happy or to be a source of satisfaction.
MAKE SOMEONE'S HAIR CURL, verb. Alternative form of curl someone's hair
MAKE SOMEONE'S JAW DROP, verb. (idiomatic) To cause someone to be surprised or alarmed.
MAKE SOMEONE'S SKIN CRAWL, verb. (idiomatic) To disturb or bother; to frighten or disgust.
MAKE SOMEONE'S TEETH ITCH, verb. (idiomatic) To bother or unsettle a person; to put someone on edge.
MAKE SOMETHING OF ONESELF, verb. (idiomatic) To attempt to be successful on one's own initiative.
MAKE SURE, verb. (idiomatic) To verify; to recheck; to use extra care or caution.
MAKE SURE, verb. (obsolete) To betroth.
MAKE THE BED, verb. To arrange the sheets, blankets, or other coverings of a bed smoothly and neatly, with the corners tucked under the mattress
MAKE THE BLOOD RUN COLD, verb. Alternative form of make someone's blood run cold
MAKE THE CUT, verb. (idiomatic) To succeed at something or meet a requirement; to be chosen out of a field of candidates or possibilities.
MAKE THE GRADE, verb. (idiomatic) To prove satisfactory; to be successful or worthy of merit.
MAKE THE MOST OF, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To realise the maximal value, worth, or potential of (something); to derive as much benefit or profit from (something) as is possible.
MAKE THE PERFECT THE ENEMY OF THE GOOD, verb. (intransitive) To reject or bar improvement because it is incomplete.
MAKE THE RIFFLE, verb. (US) (dialect) (intransitive) To succeed; to overcome obstacles.
MAKE THE ROUNDS, verb. To circulate something from one place to another.
MAKE THE ROUNDS, verb. To go from one place to another for a particular reason.
MAKE THE WELKIN RING, verb. To make a loud noise.
MAKE THE WELKIN RING, verb. (idiomatic) To celebrate or revel.
MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND, verb. (idiomatic) (informal) to have a crucial role in keeping things working as they should
MAKE TIME, verb. (intransitive) To reserve a period of time to do something.
MAKE TIME, verb. (idiom) (colloquial) To travel at faster than usual speed.
MAKE TIME, verb. (idiom) (colloquial) (dated) To spend time with a person in or in pursuit of a romantic relationship.
MAKE TO, verb. (ergative) (regional or dialectal) To close or shut.
MAKE TRACKS, verb. (idiomatic) To leave or depart, especially hurriedly; to go away.
MAKE TRACKS FOR, verb. To head for
MAKE TRACKS FOR, verb. To go in pursuit for
MAKE UP, verb. (transitive) To constitute; to compose; to form.
MAKE UP, verb. (transitive) To compensate, fill in or catch up.
MAKE UP, verb. (transitive) To invent, imagine, or concoct (a story, claim, etc.).
MAKE UP, verb. (transitive) (cooking) To assemble, or mix.
MAKE UP, verb. (transitive) To apply cosmetics or makeup to.
MAKE UP, verb. (intransitive) To resolve, forgive or smooth over an argument or fight.
MAKE UP, verb. To overcome a disadvantage.
MAKE UP ONE'S MIND, verb. (idiomatic) To decide; to reach a conclusion.
MAKE UP THE NUMBERS, verb. (idiomatic) To provide sufficient people to make an event worthwhile
MAKE USE, verb. (with of) To use, usually productively and/or for a specific purpose.
MAKE USE, verb. (archaic) To help oneself.
MAKE WATER, verb. (slang) (euphemistic) To urinate.
MAKE WATER, verb. (nautical) To admit water; to leak.
MAKE WAVES, verb. (idiomatic) To cause a disturbance.
MAKE WAVES, verb. (idiomatic) To upset the status quo.
MAKE WAY, verb. To make progress.
MAKE WAY, verb. (nautical) (of a vessel) To progress through the water .
MAKE WAY, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To give place or step aside.
MAKE WAY, interjection. (nautical) an instruction to get out of the way of someone else, usually because they are carrying something and need a clear pathway. Compare with gangway.
MAKE WHOLE, verb. (transitive) (set phrase) To restore (someone) to a sound, healthy, or otherwise favorable condition.
MAKE WHOLE, verb. (transitive) (set phrase) To repair or restore (something).
MAKE WHOLE, verb. (transitive) (finance) (legal) To provide (someone), especially under the terms of a legal judgment or an agreement, with financial compensation for lost money or other lost assets.
MAKE WHOOPEE, verb. (slang) To enjoy oneself in a boisterous manner.
MAKE WHOOPEE, verb. (slang) To engage in sexual intercourse.

Dictionary definition

MAKE, noun. A recognizable kind; "there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"; "what make of car is that?".
MAKE, noun. The act of mixing cards haphazardly.
MAKE, verb. Engage in; "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution".
MAKE, verb. Give certain properties to something; "get someone mad"; "She made us look silly"; "He made a fool of himself at the meeting"; "Don't make this into a big deal"; "This invention will make you a millionaire"; "Make yourself clear".
MAKE, verb. Make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor".
MAKE, verb. Cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa".
MAKE, verb. Give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident".
MAKE, verb. Create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries".
MAKE, verb. Make, formulate, or derive in the mind; "I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"; "make an estimate"; "What do you make of his remarks?".
MAKE, verb. Compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way; "People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!"; "Heat makes you sweat".
MAKE, verb. Create by artistic means; "create a poem"; "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music"; "Picasso created Cubism"; "Auden made verses".
MAKE, verb. Earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month".
MAKE, verb. Create or design, often in a certain way; "Do my room in blue"; "I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest".
MAKE, verb. To compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction".
MAKE, verb. Reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"; "We made it!"; "She may not make the grade".
MAKE, verb. Be or be capable of being changed or made into; "He makes a great host"; "He will make a fine father".
MAKE, verb. Make by shaping or bringing together constituents; "make a dress"; "make a cake"; "make a wall of stones".
MAKE, verb. Perform or carry out; "make a decision"; "make a move"; "make advances"; "make a phone call".
MAKE, verb. Make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer".
MAKE, verb. Change from one form into another; "make water into wine"; "make lead into gold"; "make clay into bricks".
MAKE, verb. Act in a certain way so as to acquire; "make friends"; "make enemies".
MAKE, verb. Charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club".
MAKE, verb. Achieve a point or goal; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day".
MAKE, verb. Reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts".
MAKE, verb. Institute, enact, or establish; "make laws".
MAKE, verb. Carry out or commit; "make a mistake"; "commit a faux-pas".
MAKE, verb. Form by assembling individuals or constituents; "Make a quorum".
MAKE, verb. Organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course".
MAKE, verb. Put in order or neaten; "make the bed"; "make up a room".
MAKE, verb. Head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains".
MAKE, verb. Have a bowel movement; "The dog had made in the flower beds".
MAKE, verb. Undergo fabrication or creation; "This wool makes into a nice sweater".
MAKE, verb. Be suitable for; "Wood makes good furniture".
MAKE, verb. Add up to; "four and four make eight".
MAKE, verb. Amount to; "This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living".
MAKE, verb. Constitute the essence of; "Clothes make the man".
MAKE, verb. Appear to begin an activity; "He made to speak but said nothing in the end"; "She made as if to say hello to us".
MAKE, verb. Proceed along a path; "work one's way through the crowd"; "make one's way into the forest".
MAKE, verb. Reach in time; "We barely made the plane".
MAKE, verb. Gather and light the materials for; "make a fire".
MAKE, verb. Prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please".
MAKE, verb. Induce to have sex; "Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you score last night?"; "Harry made Sally".
MAKE, verb. Assure the success of; "A good review by this critic will make your play!".
MAKE, verb. Represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress".
MAKE, verb. Consider as being; "It wasn't the problem some people made it".
MAKE, verb. Calculate as being; "I make the height about 100 feet".
MAKE, verb. Cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable; "make my day".
MAKE, verb. Favor the development of; "Practice makes the winner".
MAKE, verb. Develop into; "He will make a splendid father!".
MAKE, verb. Behave in a certain way; "make merry".
MAKE, verb. Eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug".

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The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
Mark Twain