Dictionary: letter M
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- They made after him but couldn't catch him.
- The dog made after the cat but it managed to escape by climbing a tree.
- They managed to make away after all.
- They made away with the stolen jewels.
- We got robbed and they made away with my wallet.
- They made for the door.
- He made for the toilet as soon as we got home.
2 (insep) produce or contribute to something in some way
- The minister's speech makes for greater optimism.
- His constant lies don't make for a good relationship.
- His brilliant explanation makes for a better understanding of the whole issue.
- The idea is to make the building into flats.
- Overpowering the guard, the thief made off with the money and the guard's gun.
- He made out he was an expert in the field but it was clear he didn't know what he was talking about.
- I couldn't quite make out the writing on the package.
- You can barely make out the sign in the distance.
2 (cheque, bill, invoice, tax return, shopping list) write or complete write out
- Please make out the cheque to CMM Intelligence Ltd.
- Please make out the invoice to the company.
3 (insep) kiss and hug in a sexual way
- Bill and Suzy were making out in front of the television.
- Tristian had seen him outside the club before they entered, making out with a pretty girl
- The story she told you wasn't true. She just made it up.
2 [make up, make it up] become friends again
- They've kissed and made up after their earlier fight.
- We finally made up after years of hatred and I learned how to forgive him.
- At the end of the story, they finally made it up with each other.
3 apply cosmetics; put make-up on your face
- She always took time to make up her face carefully.
3 compose; form
- These committees are made up of experts nominated by the Member States.
idiom make it up to you compensate someone after treating them badly I'm going to make it up to you.
idiom make up your mind make a decision. I've already made my mind up. There's nothing more to say.
- I knew that I was going to have to work very hard in order to make up for lost time.
- I hurt you but I'm trying to make up for it.
- Is there any way I can make up for it?
- I gave him my credit card number and he maxed out the card.
- Never mind that he won the Pulitzer and the Nobel. He just doesn't measure up to the giants of his time - Faulkner, Hemingway and Fitzgerald.
- It was bliss just messing about, eating, exploring and, most important of all, talking.
- It was so bad that, when the surgeon admitted he'd messed up on my nose and wanted to fix it again, I said no way.
- Don't miss out on this chance to see them live!
- I was supposed to see my counselor on Saturday, but I mixed up the times and its actually this coming Saturday.
- Unfortunately, the bank had mixed him up with another customer who had the same surname and initials.
2 mix together.
- First, you should mix up a little packet of yeast with one cup of warm water.
- It's important to do something about it now, rather than let bills mount up.
- Be careful about mouthing off and voicing those opinions.
- Who the heck does this guy think he is mouthing off like this?
- I had a crush on her, but she moved away during the semester and I never got to see her ever again.
- She wants to move back to her hometown.
- I decided to stop paying rent in a crappy place and move back to my family home.
- There had been reports they had moved in together, but it isn't true.
- I was dreading telling my dad I was moving in with Paul.
- You can move in when you've paid the deposit.
- Come on, it's all history now. It's time we all moved on.
- Lee has now moved on to work for a small tech company that makes routers or something like that.
- He used to share a flat with Bill but they argued a lot so he moved out.
- She lost contact with her childhood friends when she moved out of the area.
- Police are on the hunt for a hit-and-run driver who fatally mowed down a man.
- A speeding car mowed down a pedestrian and injured six others on Monday.
- I almost mowed down a pedestrian tonight.
- Since I spend all day in work doing serious stuff with computers it's a joy to just muck about when at home.
- I've been mucking about all day long.
- Prince William is reaching the end of 10 weeks of voluntary work in remote Patagonia, earning the respect of his peers by mucking in with the rest.
- We got muddled up between you and your twin sister and did not realise we'd made a mistake until it was too late.
- Company executives are mulling over what to do with the contaminated building.
- We had a dinner party before Christmas and he muscled in on that.
- The gang muscled in on the city's illegal liquor trade.
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