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make British & World English

Form (something) by putting parts together or combining substances; create

make English Thesaurus

he makes model steam engines

be so bold British & World English

Dare to do something that might be considered audacious (used when politely asking a question or making a suggestion)

be friends with British & World English

Be (or become) on good or affectionate terms with

keep a House British & World English

Secure the presence of enough members for a quorum in the House of Commons

run rings round someone British & World English

Outclass or outwit someone very easily

to cut a long story short British & World English

Used to end an account of events quickly

make do British & World English

Manage with the limited or inadequate means available

make-do British & World English

Makeshift; temporary

make up British & World English

Be reconciled after a quarrel

make-up British & World English

Cosmetics such as lipstick or powder applied to the face, used to enhance or alter the appearance

make-up English Thesaurus

she was pale in spite of her excessive make-up

make-up New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

make good British & World English

Be successful

make hay British & World English

Make good use of an opportunity while it lasts

make love British & World English

Have sexual intercourse

make like British & World English

Pretend to be; imitate

make sail British & World English

Spread a sail or sails

make time British & World English

Find an occasion when time is available to do something

make way British & World English

Allow room for someone or something else

make for British & World English

Move or head towards (a place)

make off British & World English

Leave hurriedly, especially in order to avoid duty or punishment

make out British & World English

Make progress; fare

make with British & World English

Proceed to use or supply

make-work British & World English

Denoting an activity that serves mainly to keep someone busy and is of little value in itself

make nice British & World English

Be pleasant or polite to someone, typically in a hypocritical way

make sure British & World English

Establish that something is definitely so; confirm

make after British & World English

Pursue (someone)

make merry British & World English

Enjoy oneself with others by dancing and drinking

make peace British & World English

Re-establish friendly relations

make sense British & World English

Be intelligible, justifiable, or practicable

make shift British & World English

Do what one wants to do in spite of not having ideal conditions

make tracks British & World English

Leave (for a place)

make water British & World English

(Of a ship or boat) take in water through a leak

make waves British & World English

Create a significant impression

make certain British & World English

Take action to ensure that something happens

make history British & World English

Do something that is remembered in or influences the course of history

make a hit British & World English

Be successful or popular

make up to British & World English

Attempt to win the favour of (someone) by being pleasant

make-believe British & World English

The action of pretending or imagining that things are better than they really are

make a row British & World English

Make a noise or commotion

make whoopee British & World English

Celebrate wildly

make-believe English Thesaurus

if that was make-believe I can't wait to sample the real thing


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