Translation of make in Spanish:
transitive verb past tense & past participle made
- 1 (to produce)(record)(fire/nest/hole)(list/will)to make a noiseto make the bedshacer ruidoto make a note of somethinghacer las camastender las camas (Latin America)made with the best ingredientsanotar algomade in Spain/Mexicohecho or [formal] elaborado con los mejores ingredientesmade in Argentina/Peruhecho or fabricado en España/Méxicoit's made a stain on the carpetindustria or fabricación argentina/peruanashe's as sharp as they make 'em [colloquial]ha manchado la alfombrato make somethinges lista or viva como ella sola [colloquial]
intosomethingI'll make this materiual into a skirtto make somethingcon esta tela me haré una falda out of/ from/ ofsomethingshe made the dress out of an old sheetwe made another meal from the leftoversse hizo el vestido con una sábana viejait's made of wood/plastichicimos otra comida con las sobrasthey make them out of plastic nowes de madera/plásticothe army'll make a man (out) of youahora los hacen de plásticodon't make an enemy of herel ejército te hará hombresee also→ difference 1 2, → fuss, → mess 1 1 1no te la eches encima como enemigaExample sentences
- His famous vacuum cleaner is made from clear plastic, allowing the owner to see all of the working parts.
- He was making something out of a piece of scrap wood.
- The remaining aircraft will be brought back into service as new hubs are made.
- Congress, under the Constitution, is the body that makes laws and regulations governing the armed forces.
- She had to pose for photographs and drawings were made from the pictures.
- The chosen man was instructed to make a will and briefed on how he would die.
- We set up our trusty camp-cooker in the empty kitchen and made coffee which we drank outside.
- He got fruit ready for my lunch and made my breakfast.
- I find the flesh of the sweet potato makes a lovely smooth gnocchi so I often make this dish for supper.
- Dad used to make a big deal about getting the fireworks, while Chris and I made a bonfire.
- Some years ago I met up with an estate agent who loved making fires.
- They left the car by the side of the road, and ventured a bit into the forest, where they made a fire.
- 2 2.1 (to carry out)(preparations/arrangements)(journey/visit)to make a mistakelet's make a dealcometer un errorequivocarsewe made our escape at nightfallhagamos un tratomake a left (turn) here (American English)nos escapamos al anochecer2.2dobla or gira a la izquierda aquí(remark/joke/announcement/promise)to make a speech may I make a suggestion?¿puedo hacer una sugerencia?¿puedo sugerir algo?Example sentences
- A spokesman said the changes had been made after the company had taken on board comments at a public meeting about the original proposals.
- Officers made one arrest and a dog-handling unit was brought in to assist the hunt for others.
- Paul makes a long boring speech, telling everyone to side with commercial development.
- Two senators have complained that you made derogatory remarks about them, and they're asking that you tone it down.
- If the parties are unable to agree on costs, written submissions may be made to me.
- How kind of you to take the trouble to write and make such a tempting invite.
- 3 (to cause something to be) See examples: I'll make you happy/rich/famousdon't make life difficult for yourselfte haré feliz/rica/famosathat made me sadno te compliques la vidathe work made me thirsty/sleepyeso me entristeció or me apenódo I make myself clear?el trabajo me dio sed/sueñowhat makes me angry is …¿está claro?make yourselves comfortablelo que me da rabia es …make yourself at homepónganse cómodosthey made their decision publicestás en tu casaI couldn't make myself heard above the noisehicieron pública su decisiónwinning the gold made her the darling of the nationno podía conseguir que me oyeran con el ruidothey've made him supervisorel haber ganado la medalla de oro la convirtió en la niña mimada del paíshe made her his wifelo han nombrado supervisorlo han ascendido a supervisorI made their relationship the subject of my bookla hizo su esposaI shall make it my business to find outhice de su relación el tema de mi libroshe made it a rule never to drink more than three glasses of wineyo me ocuparé or me encargaré de averiguarloif nine o'clock is too early, make it latertenía por norma no beber nunca más de tres vasos de vinotwo large pizzas … , no, make that threesi las nueve es muy temprano, podemos reunirnos ( or encontrarnos etc) más tardehe is a good, make that great, athlete (American English) [colloquial]dos pizzas grandes … , no, mire, mejor déme treses un buen, o mejor dicho, un excelente atleta
- 4 4.1 (to cause to) the heat made us sweatdon't make me laughel calor nos hacía sudarwhatever made you do it?no me hagas reírnow look what you've made me do!¿por qué lo hiciste?¿qué te llevó a hacer eso?you've made me forget what I was going to say¡mira lo que me has hecho hacer!it makes you wonderme has hecho olvidar lo que iba a decirit makes me want to screamte da que pensar ¿verdad?4.2 (to compel)me dan ganas de ponerme a gritaryou can't make me goobligar ayou must make her see a doctorno puedes obligarme a irno puedes hacerme irshe was made to apologizetienes que hacer que vaya al médicotienes que obligarla a ir al médicola obligaron a or la hicieron pedir perdónExample sentences
- When a certain group tried to make us give into pressure, they were chased away by the ones in power.
- He directed me to get out of the car and made me walk a straight line.
- His mother Jacqueline resorted to emotional blackmail to try to make him stop.
- One of the steps in making my flat ready for sale is the redecoration of the entire place.
- The strong cast is what makes this sometimes mediocre material work as well as it does.
- This is not the kind of speech to make a deeply unpopular leader any more popular.
- 5 5.1 (to be, to constitute) perfume makes the ideal giftit would make a nice changeel perfume es el regalo idealyou'd make a useless nursesería un cambio agradableyou'll make somebody a good husband/wife!como enfermera serías un desastreno servirías para enfermerahe made a rather unlikely Falstaffserás un buen marido/una buena esposa para alguienthey make a nice couplesu Falstaff era poco convincentethe documentary makes fascinating viewinghacen buena pareja5.2 (to equal, to amount to) five plus five makes tenes un documental fascinante de versixteen ounces make one poundcinco y cinco son diezthat makes ten of us, including youdieciséis onzas son una librathat makes two of uscon eso somos diez, contándote a tiExample sentences
- This makes the third time I have started this letter and always something comes up to interfere with its writing.
- Rachael and Stephanie make a mean sisterly duo on the hill rally circuit.
- We made a pretty good team.
- In fact, as the months go by I have begun to see that Hilary would make a far finer wife than the errant Stella.
- As a former forward I've my own ideas about what makes a great forward.
- With her long features and battered trilby, she also makes a plausibly boyish Ganymede.
- 6 6.1 (to gain, to earn) See examples: they made millions/a lot of moneythey made a loss/profithicieron millones/mucho dinerothey made a profit of $20,000perdieron/ganaron dinerohow much did you make on the deal?ganaron or sacaron 20.000 dólarestop salespeople make up to £900 a week¿cuánto sacaste or ganaste con el trato?the owner of this bar must be making a fortunelos mejores vendedores sacan or ganan hasta 900 libras por semana6.2 (to acquire)el dueño de este bar tiene que estar haciendo una fortuna or [colloquial] se debe estar forrando(friends)I made a few acquaintances thereto make a name for oneselfconocí a or [formal] trabé conocimiento con algunas personas allíto make a name for oneself as somethinghacerse un nombrehacerse fama de ser algoExample sentences6.3 (in cards)
(contract)to make a trickganar una bazaExample sentences6.4 (in US football)
- Being an artist is a way to get my songs out there, but labels are looking to make money and a profit.
- Edwards has made a fortune as a lawyer.
- He makes millions of dollars a year!
- On the other hand, if a declarer makes no tricks, it is a match against her.
- As an added complication, no sequence can be counted until its holder has actually made a trick.
- If a defender made one or more tricks, he subtracts one point for each trick.
- 7 (to calculate) See examples: what do you make the total?I make it 253¿(a ti) cuánto te da?what time do you make it, what do you make the time?(a mí) me da 253¿qué hora tienes?
- 8 8.1 (to understand, to make out)to make something
ofsomethingI could make nothing of the messagemake of that what you willno entendí el mensajeno saqué nada en limpio del mensaje8.2 (to think)to make somethingtú saca tus propias conclusiones ofsomebody/somethingwhat did you make of him?I don't know what to make of it¿qué te pareció?no sé qué pensarExample sentences
- What time do you make it?
- I make it - what? A hundred fifty yards to the bend?
- We are currently at 13,000, excuse me, make that 14,200 feet above sea level, looking out over a sea of clouds.
- 9 (to make a fuss of) See examples: they like to make a lot of their grandchildrenI think you're making too much of what she saidles gusta mimar mucho a sus nietosdo you want to make something of it?creo que le estás dándo demasiada importancia a lo que dijo¿estás buscando pelea?
- 10 [colloquial] 10.1 (to manage to attend, reach) See examples: I'm afraid I can't make SaturdayI couldn't make it to the partyme temo que el sábado no puedowe just made the 3 o'clock trainno pude ir a la fiestathe deadline's on Friday and we're not going to make itllegamos justo a tiempo para el tren de las treswe should make London by two o'clockel plazo vence el viernes y no vamos a poder terminarI just made it home before it started to raindeberíamos estar en Londres antes de las dosshe won't make her 60th birthday at this ratellegué a casa justo antes de que empezara a lloverthe story made the front pagecomo siga así or si sigue así, no va a llegar a los 60 or a cumplir 60he never made more than assistant managerla noticia salió en primera planato make itshe made it fairly late in her careernunca pasó de subgerentethey made it through to the finalsalcanzó el éxito bastante tarde en su carrerayou're good enough to make it to the topllegaron a la final10.2 (to have sex with) [slang]tú eres capaz de llegar a donde te propongasto make it with somebodyacostarse contirarse [vulgar]echarse un polvo con alguien [slang]Example sentences
- He never tried to make her, never laid a hand on her.
- He drove a Ferrari, he had long hair, and rumour had it he had even made it with a girl!
- Is it possible that this is just a guy on the make, doing everything he can, just to make it with a woman?
- The only way we could make it on time was to start driving on Thanksgiving Day and keep going way into the night.
- Seems he and Abi had a gig and it was such short notice that his band couldn't make it.
- If I can get to Hammersmith by twenty to one in the morning I can make the very last train into Richmond.
- 11 (to assure the success of) See examples: this is the movie that made himher performance really made the playesta es la película que lo consagróthe hat really makes the whole outfiten realidad fue su actuación la que hizo de la obra un éxitoif you go to Harvard, you're made for lifeel conjunto no sería lo que es sin el sombreroto make or break something/somebodysi vas a Harvard, tienes el futuro aseguradoit's make or break now for the German athleteser el éxito o la ruina de algo/alguien→ mareste es el momento de la verdad para el atleta alemán
- 12 (in phrases) to make believethe children made believe the table was a shipyou can't just make believe it never happenedlos niños jugaban a que or se imaginaban que la mesa era un barcoto make do (with something), to make something dono puedes pretender que no sucedióno puedes hacer como si no hubiera sucedidowe'll have to make do with what we have/to make that doarreglárselas con algo→ mend 2 2tendremos que arreglárnoslas con lo que tenemos/con eso
intransitive verb past tense & past participle made
- 1 1.1 (to make a preliminary move) See examples: to make as if o as though to +
infinitiveshe made as if to get uphacer ademán de + infinitivehe made as if o as though to hit mehizo como si se fuera a levantar1.2 (to pretend) (American English) [slang] [dated]make like you're real dumbhizo ademán de pegarmehizo como que me iba or como si me fuera a pegaramagó con pegarmehazte el idiota
- 2 (to move, to proceed)they made toward the doordirigirsesee also → make forse dirigieron hacia la puertaExample sentences
- I made towards the most colourful hut, which was obviously a bar though I couldn't see a name on it.
- Stepping down from the spire he made towards the door, when suddenly he heard voices from below.
- He made towards the window and sat down in the chair closest to it, panting.
- 1 (brand) what make is it?¿de qué marca es?Example sentences
- There are many different makes and models of reel, which can be used for this type of zander fishing.
- Yet it was really the Morris Minor of 1928 that established the make in the public eye.
- To be a pilot you need to know aerodynamics and a bit about the engines but you don't need to know the make of the fuel pump.
- 1.1 (abolish) 1.2 (kill) [literary]
- 1 1.1 (head toward)
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (discern)
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (transfer ownership of) he made his estate over to his daughter
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (invent)
- their enthusiasm makes up for their lack of experience
- 1verb + adverb + preposition + object (make advances to)
- [slang] [dated]make with the money!
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