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making
American English: /ˈmeɪkɪŋ/
British English: /ˈmeɪkɪŋ/

noun

uncountable
  • 1.1 (production, creation) See examples: a book about the making of the TV series
    un libro que trata de cómo se hizo la serie de televisión
    the encyclopedia has been nine years in the making
    ha llevado nueve años compilar la enciclopedia
    la enciclopedia ha tardado nueve años en compilarse
    the opportunity to see a star in the making
    la oportunidad de ver a una estrella en ciernes
    a revolution in the making
    una revolución en gestación
    this is history in the making
    esto va a pasar a la historia
    her problems are of her own making
    ella se crea sus propios problemas
    the solution must be of your own making
    la solución tiene que salir de usted (mismo)
    they are involved in problems not of their making
    están metidos en problemas de los que no son responsables
    to be the making of somebody/somethingher years in New York were the making of her
    los años que pasó en Nueva York fueron decisivos (en su vida)
    the merger proved to be the making of Acmeco
    el éxito de Acmeco se debió a la fusión
    Example sentences
    • For example, we developed every major innovation in the iron and steel making process.
    • Moreover, actual decision making was more complex than simply one drug and its attendant cluster of factors.
    • Should children not be involved in the actual making of those films?
    1.2
    also: makings plural
    the makings of somethingyou have the makings of a good story there
    allí tienes material or tienes todos los ingredientes para una buena historia
    she has the makings of a great actress
    es una gran actriz en ciernes or en potencia
    the novel has the makings of a TV series
    la novela tiene potencial para convertirse en una serie televisiva
    Example sentences
    • Essentially, we now have the makings of a scrap over Britain's life companies that was predicted by this paper at the turn of the year.
    • Put all these volatile elements together and we certainly have the makings of a heady, and potentially somewhat unstable, mixture for investment opportunities.
    • The Penguins had all the makings of a Cup contender: a lethal offense, good goaltending, and good coaching.

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    onces

    In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.