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make-up British & World English

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

make up British & World English

Be reconciled after a quarrel

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 up to British & World English

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

make up ground British & World English

Get closer to someone ahead in a race or competition

make up leeway British & World English

Struggle out of a bad position, especially by recovering lost time

make up in make something up British & World English

(Of parts) compose or constitute (a whole)

make something up British & World English

Complete an amount or group

make someone up British & World English

Apply cosmetics to oneself or another

make up one's mind British & World English

Make a decision; decide

make up for in make something up British & World English

Compensate for something lost, missed, or deficient

make up for lost time British & World English

Do something faster or more often in order to compensate for not having done it quickly or often enough before

you couldn't make it up British & World English

Said in reference to something too astonishing to be believed

make up in make British & World English

Be reconciled after a quarrel

make something up in make British & World English

Complete an amount or group

make it up to in make something up British & World English

Compensate someone for negligent or unfair treatment

make someone up in make British & World English

Apply cosmetics to oneself or another

make up for in make British & World English

Compensate for something lost, missed, or deficient

make up to in make British & World English

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

make up ground in ground1 British & World English

Get closer to someone ahead in a race or competition

make up leeway in leeway British & World English

Struggle out of a bad position, especially by recovering lost time

make up in make English Thesaurus

come now, pet, let's kiss and make up

make it up to in make British & World English

Compensate someone for negligent or unfair treatment

pancake make-up in pancake British & World English

Make-up consisting of a flat solid layer of compressed powder, used especially in the theatre

make up to in make English Thesaurus

she spent the whole evening making up to Adam

make up for lost time in lost British & World English

Do something faster or more often in order to compensate for not having done it quickly or often enough before

you couldn't make it up in make British & World English

Said in reference to something too astonishing to be believed

make up for in make English Thesaurus

she tried to make up for what she'd said earlier

make up the leeway in leeway British & World English

Struggle out of a bad position, especially by recovering lost time


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