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make

I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a factory produces/makes sth
▪ The factory produces an incredible 100 cars per hour.
a match/marriage made in heaven (=a happy and successful marriage)
advances made
▪ the advances made in the understanding of mental handicap
an easy mistake (to make)
▪ She looks like her sister, so it’s an easy mistake to make.
be made of/from cotton
▪ The fabric is made of cotton or wool.
be made/become manifest (=be clearly shown)
▪ Their devotion to God is made manifest in ritual prayer.
build/make a nest
▪ Swallows build their nests out of mud.
clear/make a space
▪ Jack cleared a space for his newspaper on the table.
cook/make a meal (also prepare a mealformal)
▪ Who cooks most of the meals?
do/make a calculation
▪ The children should be able to do that calculation in their heads.
do/make a count
▪ I looked at the report and did a quick page count.
do/make a drawing
▪ Sammy was doing a drawing of his sister.
do/make a good job (of doing sth) (=do something well)
▪ Mike’s done a good job of painting the windows.
do/make a jump
▪ Douglas made his first 10,000-foot parachute jump yesterday.
do/make a translation of sth
▪ She had done a translation of the poem.
draw/make an analogy (=make a comparison)
▪ She drew an analogy between childbirth and the creative process.
draw/make inferences (about/from sth)
▪ What inferences have you drawn from this evidence?
earn/make a living
▪ She was able to make a living out of her talents as a cook.
get through/make it through (=reach a place after a difficult journey)
▪ You’ll never get through – the snow’s two metres deep.
▪ Rescue teams have finally made it through to the survivors.
give/make a speech
▪ She gave a speech at the party conference.
have a confession (to make) (=used humorously when you want to admit to doing something)
▪ I have a confession to make – I’ve eaten all the chocolates.
have/make/take a stab at (doing) sth
▪ I’ll have one more stab at it.
head for/make for the exit (=go to the exit)
▪ Disappointed fans began heading for the exits.
it makes you wonder
▪ He’s been leaving work early a lot – it makes you wonder, doesn’t it?
made a citizen’s arrest
▪ Brown made a citizen’s arrest when a youth attempted to rob an elderly woman.
made a dart for
▪ The prisoner made a dart for the door.
made a deep impression on
▪ What he said made a deep impression on me.
made a loss
▪ The company made a loss of $250,000 last year.
made a mess
▪ The dog’s made a mess on the carpet.
made a mint
▪ She made a mint on the stock exchange last year.
made a...cock-up of
▪ He’s made a monumental cock-up of his first assignment.
made a...dent
▪ The trip made a big dent in our savings.
made aware
▪ Mr Braley has been made aware of the need for absolute secrecy.
made bankrupt
▪ Mr Trent lost his house when he was made bankrupt.
made every endeavour
▪ They made every endeavour to find the two boys.
made homeless
▪ Thousands of people have been made homeless.
made it big (=became very successful)
▪ After years as a small-time actor, he suddenly made it big in Hollywood.
made no reply
▪ Stephen made no reply.
made payable to
▪ Cheques should be made payable to the National Trust.
made provisions for
▪ He made provisions for his wife and his children in his will.
made public
▪ Details of the highly sensitive information have not been made public.
made redundant
▪ Seventy factory workers were made redundant in the resulting cuts.
made representations
▪ A group of students made representations to the college about the poor standard of the accommodation.
made sacrifices
▪ They made sacrifices to ensure a good harvest.
made the ultimate sacrifice
▪ Captain Oates made the ultimate sacrifice in a bid to save his colleagues.
made up a foursome
▪ Jim and Tina made up a foursome with Jean and Bruce.
made...a laughing stock
▪ The programme has made the U.S. a laughing stock.
made...a pig of myself (=ate too much)
▪ I made a bit of a pig of myself at dinner.
made...abundantly clear
▪ She’d made her feelings towards him abundantly clear.
made...allegations
▪ The teacher made serious allegations against a colleague.
made...allusion
▪ The committee made no allusion to the former President in its report.
made...angrier
▪ Jesse laughed, which made me even angrier.
made...approach to
▪ They made a direct approach to the minister of education.
made...approach
▪ It was clear to land so we made our approach.
made...arrests
▪ The police made several arrests.
made...boo-boo
▪ I made a bit of a boo-boo asking her about David!
made...botch of
▪ I’ve just made an awful botch of my translation.
made...concerted effort
▪ Libraries have made a concerted effort to attract young people.
made...debut
▪ He made his Major League debut as shortstop.
made...explicit
▪ The contrast could not have been made more explicit.
made...gains
▪ The party made considerable gains at local elections.
made...getaway
▪ The gunmen made a getaway on foot.
made...go weak at the knees
▪ His smile made her go weak at the knees.
made...life hell
▪ My mother made my life hell.
made...look
▪ You made me look really stupid in front of all my friends!
made...mandatory
▪ The Council has made it mandatory for all nurses to attend a refresher course every three years.
made...motion with
▪ Doyle glanced back at Bodie, and made a slight motion with his head.
made...nauseous
▪ The taste made me nauseous.
made...New Year resolutions
▪ I haven’t made any New Year resolutions – I never stick to them anyway.
made...plea
▪ Caldwell made a plea for donations.
made...purchases
▪ She made two purchases from my stall.
made...push
▪ The company has recently made a big push into the Japanese market.
made...rendezvous
▪ He made a rendezvous with her in Times Square.
made...runs
▪ Jones made 32 runs this afternoon.
made...save
▪ Martin made a brilliant save from Nichol’s shot.
made...scapegoat
▪ She believed she had been made a scapegoat for what happened.
made...sortie
▪ We made a sortie from our hotel to the open-air market.
made...suspicious
▪ His reluctance to answer my questions made me suspicious.
made...welcome
▪ Mary made us very welcome.
make a bet (=risk money on the way a situation will develop in future)
▪ If you want to make money on the stockmarket, you have to start making bets.
make a bid
▪ Paramount made a bid for the film rights to the book.
make a booking
▪ Your travel agent will make your booking for you.
make a breakthrough
▪ Detectives think they may have made a breakthrough in their hunt for the murderer.
make a buck (=earn some money)
▪ The movie is about a group of men trying to make a buck as male strippers.
make a bundle
▪ A company can make a bundle by selling unwanted property.
make a call
▪ He made a few calls and then went out.
make a career
▪ It isn’t easy to make a career in journalism.
make a change
▪ We've had to make some changes to the design.
make a charge (=ask you to pay a charge)
▪ We make no charge for this service.
make a check (=do a check)
▪ One of the nurses makes regular checks during the night.
make a cheque out/payable to sb (=write someone's name on a cheque so it is paid to them)
▪ Who shall I make the cheque out to?
make a choice (=choose something)
▪ One of our course advisors can help you to make your choice.
make a claim
▪ He made extravagant claims about the benefits of the diet.
make a comment
▪ Everyone was making appreciative comments about the delicious food.
make a commitment
▪ Getting married involves making a serious commitment.
make a comparison (=compare people or things)
▪ Using the Internet is an easy way to make comparisons between prices.
make a complaint (=complain formally to someone)
▪ The manager of the team decided to make a complaint about the referee.
make a compromise
▪ Marriage involves being tolerant and making compromises.
make a concession
▪ The government made some concessions in order to satisfy the rebels.
make a confession
▪ The police interviewed him for five hours before he finally made a confession.
make a connection
▪ In learning to read, children make a connection between a written sign and a known sound or word.
make a contract
▪ Did he know this when he made the contract?
make a contrast
▪ The fruit and the meat make a delicious contrast of flavours.
make a contribution
▪ I’d like everyone to make a contribution towards the discussion.
make a copy of sth
▪ Make a copy of the letter before you send it.
make a dash for it (=run very quickly to escape or to reach a place)
▪ He turned and made a dash for it but the police officer caught him.
make a dash for sth
▪ The rain had almost stopped so we decided to make a dash for home.
make a dealinformal
▪ Why don't we make a deal to stay out of each other's way?
make a decision
▪ I want to think about it a bit longer before I make a decision.
make a delivery
▪ I’m afraid we don’t make deliveries on Saturdays.
make a denial (=deny something)
▪ He made no public denial of the allegations against him.
make a diagnosis
▪ Don't take any medicines before a doctor has made a proper diagnosis.
make a discovery
▪ By making new discoveries we expand our understanding of the natural world.
make a distinction (also draw a distinctionformal) (= say or show that one exists)
▪ It isn’t easy to make a distinction between these two words.
make a down payment on
▪ We’ve almost got enough money to make a down payment on a house.
make a fast/quick buck (=make some money quickly, often dishonestly)
make a forecast
▪ It is too early to make a forecast on what will happen.
make a fortune (also amass a fortuneformal) (= gain a lot of money)
▪ His family amassed a fortune during that period.
make a fresh start
▪ I hope Jim and I can get back together and make a fresh start.
make a gesture towards sb/sth (=do something to show that you have some respect for someone or something)
▪ The drinks industry has made a gesture towards reducing alcohol misuse by setting up a research group.
make a gesture
▪ He made a gesture of annoyance.
make a go of it
▪ Many businesses are struggling hard to make a go of it.
make a goal (=help another player to score a goal)
▪ Rooney made the goal with a superb pass to Saha.
make a good team (=work well together as a team)
▪ You and I make a good team.
make a good/bad/early etc start
▪ He made a flying start at college, but then he didn't manage to keep it up.
make a guess
▪ I didn't know the answer to question 7, so I just had to make a guess.
make a job/position etc redundant
▪ As the economy weakens, more and more jobs will be made redundant.
make a joke (also crack a joke) (= say something intended to be funny)
▪ He was cracking jokes and seemed relaxed and happy.
make a journey
▪ I still use my car, but now I make fewer journeys.
make a judgment
▪ It's too soon to make a judgment about what the outcome will be.
make a left/right turn
▪ Make a left turn at the station.
make a loan (=give someone a loan)
▪ Banks are cautious about making new loans.
make a man (out) of sb (=make a boy or young man start behaving in a confident way)
▪ Running his own business has really made a man out of Terry.
make a mark
▪ Her lipstick had made a mark on his collar.
make a mess
▪ You can make cookies if you promise not to make a mess in the kitchen.
make a mistake
▪ The lab must have made a mistake – this can’t be right.
make a mistake
▪ I just want to prevent you from making a terrible mistake.
make a modification
▪ I made some modifications to the filing system.
make a move
▪ We made the move mainly for financial reasons.
make a move
▪ She made a move towards the door.
make a movement
▪ He made a small movement with his head, to indicate the door.
make a noise
▪ The car engine was making a funny noise.
make a nomination (=say that you think someone should be given a job or position)
▪ The president makes the nominations of judges for the Supreme Court.
make (a) payment
▪ He was supposed to make payments of $250 a month.
make a pilgrimage/go on (a) pilgrimage
▪ the chance to go on pilgrimage to Mecca
make a point
▪ He makes the point that predicting behaviour is not easy.
make a prediction
▪ It is far too early to make predictions about the outcome of the inquiry.
make a pretence
▪ Steve made a vague pretence at being interested.
make a profit
▪ We are in business to make a profit.
make a promise
▪ I made a promise to my mother that I’d look after Dad.
make a proposal
▪ I'd like to make a proposal.
make a quick/hurried etc exit
▪ I chatted to a few people, then made a quick exit.
make a raid
▪ Pirates often made daring raids on the port.
make a recommendation
▪ The inspectors will make their recommendations to the Environment Secretary.
make a recovery
▪ She has since made a complete recovery.
make a reduction
▪ Significant reductions are being made in the defense budget.
make a remark
▪ I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have made that remark.
make a report
▪ We make regular progress reports to our manager.
make a request
▪ I’d like to make a request.
make a reservation
▪ Didn't you make a reservation?
make a sale (=sell something as part of your job)
▪ A salesman may communicate perfectly well with a customer but fail to make a sale.
make a sculpture
▪ He will be making a new sculpture for the exhibition.
make a selection
▪ Students should be able to make a selection from a range of reference materials.
make a sound
▪ The machine made a strange hissing sound.
make a statement (=say something, especially in public)
▪ The minister will make a statement on the matter tomorrow.
make a suggestion
▪ Can I make a suggestion?
make a total of 100 etc
▪ The £1,750 raised by staff has been matched by the company, making a total of £3,500.
make a trip (=go somewhere, and perhaps come back)
▪ I couldn’t see him making the long trip to Minneapolis alone.
make a vow
▪ I made a vow never to go near the place again.
make a welcome change
▪ Six months in Scotland would make a welcome change from London.
make a will (=write one)
▪ It is always advisable to make a will.
make a wish (=silently ask for something that you want to happen)
▪ He blew out the candles and made a wish.
make alterations to
▪ If you make alterations to the Windows setup, save the new settings before closing.
make an accusation
▪ You’ve made a lot of accusations but you haven’t got any evidence.
make an agreement
▪ We made an agreement not to tell anyone.
make (an) allowance/make allowances (for sth)
▪ The budget makes allowances for extra staff when needed.
make (an) allowance/make allowances (for sth)
▪ The budget makes allowances for extra staff when needed.
make an apology
▪ I hope you are going to make an apology.
make an appeal
▪ My client is planning to make an appeal.
make an appearance
▪ The President made a dramatic appearance on nationwide television to announce a fresh peace initiative.
make an application
▪ Candidates are advised to make an early application to the university.
make an ass of yourself (=do something stupid or embarrassing)
make an assessment
▪ I had to make a quick assessment of the situation and act accordingly.
make an assumption
▪ You’re making a lot of assumptions for which you have no proof.
make an attempt
▪ She made several attempts to escape.
make an effort (=try)
▪ She made an effort to change the subject of the conversation.
make an error
▪ We made too many errors, and that cost us the game.
make an estimate
▪ Insurers have to make an estimate of the risk involved.
make an exception (=deal with someone or something in a different way from usual on a particular occasion)
▪ We usually require a 10% deposit, but I'll make an exception in this case.
make an expedition (=go on an expedition)
▪ The men made expeditions to Spain, Greece and Asia Minor to find fossils.
make an impact
▪ The product quickly made an impact on the market.
make an impression
▪ Think about what sort of impression you want to make.
make an inquiry
▪ The police are making inquiries to discover the cause of the accident.
make an investment (in sth)
▪ We have made a huge investment in our website.
make an objection (=say what your objection is)
▪ The Parish Council made several objections to the changes.
make an order (=used of a court)
▪ The court made an adoption order.
make a...phone call
▪ I need to make a quick phone call.
make arrangements
▪ You are advised to make travel arrangements well in advance.
make a/sb’s pitch (for sth) (=try to persuade people to do something)
▪ He made his strongest pitch yet for standardized testing in schools.
make coffee
▪ You wash up and I’ll make the coffee.
make contact
▪ We’d like to make contact with other schools in the area.
make conversation
▪ ‘Did you have a good journey?’ he said, trying to make conversation.
make cutbacks
▪ A fall in donations has forced the charity to make cutbacks.
make cuts
▪ The country needs to make cuts in the carbon dioxide it produces.
make deductions
▪ Children will soon make deductions about the meaning of a word.
make duplicates
▪ Locksmiths can make duplicates of most keys.
make employees redundant (=stop employing them because there is no work for them to do)
▪ Crossways was nearing bankruptcy and had to make 720 employees redundant.
make enemies (=become unfriendly with people)
▪ During her long and turbulent career, she made many enemies.
make every effort to do sth (=try very hard)
▪ I made every effort to see their point of view.
make excuses for sb/sth (=give reasons which try to explain why someone has made a mistake or behaved badly)
▪ His mother was always making excuses for her son's behaviour.
make generalizations
▪ You can’t make generalizations about what men and women are like.
make good use of
▪ You should make good use of your time.
make good your escapeliterary (= to succeed in escaping)
▪ Dillinger handcuffed the deputy to the desk and made good his escape.
make good/ideal etc pets (=be good/very good as pets)
▪ Do rabbits make good pets?
make great/major/giant etc strides
▪ The government has made great strides in reducing poverty.
make history (=do something important that will be recorded and remembered)
▪ Ordinary Berliners made history when they tore down the wall.
make it appear that
▪ He tried to make it appear that she had committed suicide.
make it clear that
▪ The tone of her voice made it clear that she was very angry.
make it easier (to do sth)
▪ The software makes it easier to download music.
make it necessary (for sb) to do sth
▪ Falling profits made it necessary to restructure the business.
make it possible to do sth
▪ Medical advances have made it possible to keep more patients alive.
make laws
▪ Part of the function of Parliament is to make laws.
make life easy for ourselves
▪ Why don’t we make life easy for ourselves and finish it tomorrow?
make life miserable
▪ Mosquito bites can make life miserable.
make life/things difficult for sb (=cause problems for someone)
▪ She’s doing everything she can to make life difficult for him.
make lunch
▪ You clear the table while I make lunch.
make martyrs of
▪ The army has been held back because the government is reluctant to make martyrs of the protesters.
make money (=make a profit)
▪ The farm was beginning to make money at last.
make music (=play or compose music)
▪ We began making music together about five years ago.
make myself presentable
▪ I must go and make myself presentable.
make no effort to do sth (=not try at all)
▪ They make no effort to speak the local language.
make no mention of sth
▪ Nelson made no mention of his family; he talked only of his work.
make no move
▪ The government made no move to hold the promised elections.
make no move
▪ He made no move to stop her.
make no pretence (=not pretend to do or have something)
▪ I made no pretence of great musical knowledge.
make notes (=write them down)
▪ As he read the letters, he made careful notes.
make peace (with sb) (=agree to stop fighting)
▪ Hardliners criticized the Israeli prime minister for trying to make peace with the Palestinians.
make plans (=prepare for sth)
▪ Mary has been busy making plans for her wedding.
make policy (=decide what it will be)
▪ A committee of representatives makes policy.
make pots of money
▪ He’s hoping to make pots of money from the deal.
make progress
▪ The country has made significant economic progress.
make projections
▪ He declined to make projections about fourth quarter earnings.
make ready (=prepare to start doing something)
▪ We made ready for our journey home.
make redundancies
▪ The company is to make 1,400 redundancies.
make reference to sth
▪ Official reports made no reference to the incident.
make regulations
▪ The Secretary of State can make safety regulations governing the making of goods.
make relationships
▪ I found it impossible to make new relationships.
make reparation (to sb) for sth
▪ Offenders must make reparation for their crimes through community service.
make restitution
▪ The offender must make restitution for the hurt that he or she has caused.
make room
▪ I’m trying to make room for a vegetable garden in the backyard.
Make room
Make room in your day for exercise.
make sacrifices
▪ The workforce were willing to make sacrifices in order to preserve jobs.
make savings
▪ All small companies will need to make savings if they are to survive.
make (sb) a drink (=make tea or coffee)
▪ Shall I make you a hot drink?
make sb a gift of sthformal (= give someone something as a gift)
▪ Johnson made her a gift of a book.
make sb cry
▪ The end of the book was so sad that it made me cry.
make sb ill
▪ I think it was the heat that made me ill.
make sb laugh
▪ I like Ron, he makes me laugh.
make sb nervous
▪ Being alone in the house made her nervous.
make sb rich
▪ The trade in tea made the British rich.
make sb smile
▪ His comment made her smile.
make sth a priority
▪ Lisa had a job, but she'd always made her family the priority.
make sth an offence/make it an offence to do sth
▪ The Act made it an offence to sell cigarettes to children under 16.
make sth an offence/make it an offence to do sth
▪ The Act made it an offence to sell cigarettes to children under 16.
make sth available
▪ With the Internet it is possible to make learning available wherever it is needed.
make sth clear
▪ Children may have difficulty in making their feelings clear.
make sth comfortable
▪ There are lots of ways you can make your home more comfortable to live in.
make sth illegal
▪ He was involved in the campaign to make hunting illegal.
make sth impossible
▪ Heavy snow made travelling impossible.
make sth useless
▪ Salt water flooded into the land making it useless for farming.
make sth worse
▪ Getting angry will just make things worse.
make the bed (=tidy the sheets and covers after you get up)
▪ Don’t forget to make your bed before you go out!
make the best use of sth
▪ Making the best use of space is important in any room.
make the effort (=do sth that requires some effort)
▪ I felt too tired to go to a party, but decided to make the effort.
make the introductions
▪ Pete, are you going to make the introductions?
make the mistake of doing sth
▪ He made the mistake of revealing his true intentions.
make the rules
▪ I’m only an assistant manager – I don’t make the rules.
make the same mistake again/twice
▪ We won’t make the same mistake again.
make the team (=be chosen as a member of a team)
▪ He was never good enough to make the team.
make the transition
▪ The biggest problem will be making the transition from one system to the other.
make things worse/easier/difficult
▪ Measures to slow down traffic on the main street have actually made things worse.
make things...easier
▪ Having you here does make things a lot easier for me.
make up a prescription (also fill a prescription American English) (= give a patient the drugs that a doctor says they need)
▪ You can get the prescription made up at a chemist's.
make up/invent a story
▪ She confessed to making up the story of being abducted.
make up/think up/invent an excuse
▪ I made up some excuse about my car breaking down.
▪ We’d better think up an excuse, fast.
make use of the facilities
▪ We hope students make use of the new facilities.
make withdrawals
▪ Customers can use the machine to make withdrawals of up to £250 a day.
make your entry (=enter in a way that makes other people notice you)
▪ She waited until everyone was sitting down before she made her entry.
make your escape formal (= to escape)
▪ I had to make my escape before the guards returned.
make your exit (=to leave)
▪ And then, kissing them both goodbye, he made his exit.
make your fortune (=become rich)
▪ She made her fortune in the cosmetics industry.
make your name (also make a name for yourself) (= become famous for something)
▪ He made a name for himself as a conductor of the Berlin Orchestra.
make yourself clear (=express yourself in a way that is easy to understand)
▪ Please tell me if I’m not making myself clear.
make yourself plain (=make what you are saying clear)
▪ If you do that again you will be severely punished. Do I make myself plain?
make yourself understood (=make what you say clear to other people, especially when speaking a foreign language)
▪ I’m not very good at German, but I can make myself understood.
make yourself useful (=be helpful)
▪ Don’t just stand there – make yourself useful!
make...adjustments
▪ Once we make the adjustments for inflation, the fall in interest rates is quite small.
make...appear
▪ The right colours can make a small room appear much bigger.
make/arrange an appointment
▪ Can you phone the hairdresser and make an appointment?
make/bake a cake
▪ Let's make a cake for his birthday.
make/bake bread
▪ We usually make our own bread.
make/build a fire
▪ He found wood to make a fire.
make/carry out reforms
▪ They haven't made any real reforms.
make...charges stick
▪ Is there enough evidence to make the charges stick?
make/cook dinner
▪ I offered to cook dinner.
make...corrections
▪ I just need to make a few corrections, and then we can send it to the printer.
make...crash-landing
▪ He was forced to make a crash-landing in the desert.
make/do a broadcast
▪ He made a long broadcast over the radio.
make/do a repair
▪ I have done some repairs to the chair over the years.
make/do a U-turn
▪ He made a quick U-turn and sped away.
make/do a U-turn
▪ Critics accused the government of doing a U-turn on its promise to increase education spending.
make/do/carry out etc spot checks
▪ We carry out spot checks on the vehicles before they leave the depot.
make/draw up/write a list
▪ Could you make a list of any supplies we need?
make/earn money
▪ She makes a little money by babysitting.
make...educated guess
▪ Investors must make an educated guess as to the company’s potential.
make/enter a plea
▪ Adams entered a plea of ‘not guilty’.
make...feel welcome
▪ We try to make the new students feel welcome.
make/find time to do sth (=do something, even though you are busy)
▪ You need to make time to do things you enjoy.
make...foray
▪ Wright is about to make his first foray into the music business.
make...forays
▪ We make regular forays to France to buy wine.
make/form an alliance
▪ In 1902, Japan made an alliance with Britain.
make/give a donation (=give money)
▪ He made a large donation to Cancer Research.
make/give a pledge
▪ Several European countries made similar pledges.
make/give a presentation
▪ I’m going to ask each of you to make a short presentation.
make...go with a swing
▪ everything you need to make your party go with a swing
make/grab (the) headlines (=to be reported in many newspapers as an important story)
▪ Madonna's adoption of the child grabbed world headlines.
make...guest appearance
▪ He will make a special guest appearance on next week’s show.
make...happy
▪ I loved her and thought I could make her happy.
make/issue a threat
▪ Neighbours say that they heard Gardiner make threats against his wife.
make/issue an announcement
▪ The next day an announcement was issued to staff, saying the company would be closing.
▪ The government issued an announcement saying that it was not prepared to negotiate with terrorists.
make/issue/launch an appeal
▪ Detectives are making an urgent appeal for information.
▪ The hospital has launched an appeal to raise money for new equipment.
make...jealous
▪ He was talking to Nina to make me jealous.
make...jump (=surprise or frighten you)
▪ Sorry, I didn’t mean to make you jump.
make/keep a video diary
▪ The group decided to make a video diary of the cycling trip.
make...legal
▪ a pressure group that is campaigning to make cannabis legal
make/lodge a formal complaint
▪ Mr Kelly has lodged a formal complaint against the police.
make...look small
▪ She jumped at any opportunity to make me look small.
make...mad
▪ You make make me so mad!
make...miserable
▪ Why do you make yourself miserable by taking on too much work?
make...own mind up
▪ You’re old enough to make your own mind up about smoking.
make...palatable
▪ They changed the wording of the advertisement to make it more palatable to women.
make/pay a visit
▪ The king made an official visit to Poland last year.
make/pay obeisance (to sb/sth)
▪ They made obeisance to the sultan.
make/pitch camp (=put up your tents)
▪ We made camp in a clearing in the woods.
make...plain (=state it clearly)
▪ Let me make it plain. We do not want you here.
make...presentable
▪ Let’s tidy up and make the house a bit more presentable.
make...presentations
▪ Dr Evans thanked him for coming to make the presentations.
make/produce a click
▪ He made a click of disapproval.
make...racket
▪ The old machine used to make an awful racket.
make/render/leave sb sterile
▪ Radiotherapy has left her permanently sterile.
makes good sense (=is sensible)
▪ It makes good sense to do some research before buying.
makes...assertions
▪ She makes very general assertions about marriage in the poem.
makes...cringe
▪ It makes me cringe when I think how stupid I was.
make/shoot a film
▪ Sutton has been making a film for Australian television.
make/shoot a movie
▪ The children have made their own movies for the contest.
make/sign a pact
▪ The two countries signed a non-aggression pact.
make...slip
▪ Molly knew she could not afford to make a single slip.
makes...showing
▪ Choose the candidate who makes the best showing in the interview.
makes...square
▪ Here’s your £10 back, so that makes us square.
make...stop
▪ We’ll make a stop at the foot of the hill.
make...sweep
▪ He watched the helicopter make a sweep over the beach.
make/take a detour
▪ We took a detour to avoid the town centre.
make...telephone call
▪ Can I make a quick telephone call?
make...voyage
▪ I don’t want to make the voyage single-handed.
make...waterproof
▪ Rub the wax in to make the shoe waterproof.
making a nuisance of yourself (=annoying other people with your behaviour)
▪ Stop making a nuisance of yourself!
making advances to
▪ She accused her boss of making advances to her.
making cracks
▪ He’s always making cracks about how stupid I am.
making overtures to
▪ They began making overtures to the Irish government.
making small talk
▪ We stood around making small talk.
making such a fuss
▪ I don’t know why you’re making such a fuss about it.
making...documentary
▪ A local film crew is making a documentary about volcanoes.
making...revisions
▪ I’m making some revisions to the book for the new edition.
making...sneeze
▪ The dust was making him sneeze.
making...up as...went along
▪ He was making the story up as he went along.
mind is made up
▪ No more argument. My mind is made up.
not make a sound (=be completely quiet)
▪ He lay still and didn’t make a sound.
pull/make a face (=to change your expression to make people laugh or to show you are angry, disappointed etc)
▪ Here’s a funny photo of Joe pulling a face.
simple to use/make/operate etc
▪ The machine is very simple to use.
specially designed/built/made etc
▪ The boats are specially built for the disabled.
stand to gain/lose/win/make
▪ What do firms think they stand to gain by merging?
take/make a measurement (=measure something)
▪ Scientists take daily measurements to find out if the ocean temperature is increasing.
take/make/mount a stand (against sth)
▪ We have to take a stand against racism.
the police arrest sb/make an arrest
▪ The police arrested Mr Fox as he tried to leave the country.
▪ Officer Singer said the police have made no arrests in the robbery.
they make a lovely couple (=look very attractive together/suit each other well)
▪ You two would make a lovely couple.
wage/make war (=to start and continue a war)
▪ Their aim was to destroy the country’s capacity to wage war.
were made of sterner stuff (=were more determined)
▪ Surely you’re not going to give up? I thought you were made of sterner stuff.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
appearance
▪ He may even make a good appearance of doing so.
▪ I shall make only infrequent appearances at the Board.
▪ A prickling sensation running the length of her spine told her that Rourke had made an appearance.
▪ During the millions of years since they first made their appearance, at least a hundred species of Proboscidea have come and gone.
▪ When they first made their appearance in this country, crag rats sported nailed boots and tweed plus-fours.
▪ Master Alexander makes his first recorded appearance as witness to a settlement presided over by Archbishop Langton in 1216.
arrangement
▪ Details of the programme will be distributed in good time beforehand but please make arrangements now to be represented.
▪ She made arrangements for her children, then relinquished herself of her title.
▪ Schools and colleges which choose to make their own arrangements may welcome help from the department's consultant.
▪ The fishermen were simply making arrangements to save their own skins.
▪ Some may make arrangements to meet again.
▪ If the family has not made arrangements, his body will be cremated at state expense.
▪ No doubt they sit at the table, plotting and planning, making arrangements.
▪ If you have special dietary needs, make arrangements before you leave.
attempt
▪ When a man as attractive as Crilly makes an attempt to leave the circle, the girls get bothered.
▪ He decided to make a last attempt to stay on the Waterfate story.
▪ By scorning concert-hall constants, Karajan was making a realistic attempt to put music on film.
▪ Q: I have made several attempts to grow gourds.
▪ The Carrion swoop around the adventurers, but make no attempt to carry anyone off.
▪ However, few make any attempt to define it or shape it in positive ways.
▪ Hank had made no attempt to defend himself.
▪ It was right outside the wire where they had made their attempt to breach the perimeter.
call
▪ We can give our troops the means to make that call.
▪ All you did was make a telephone call.
▪ When you make your calls, ensure that you speak clearly and precisely.
▪ I listened while Ted made a phone call.
▪ He had previously denied making such calls.
▪ It was Graham herself, ignoring strong advice from Post lawyers, who made the call.
▪ He had made a few calls, but couldn't have chosen a worse time to be setting up a casual liaison.
▪ And then we repaired to empty Hebron town offices to make our calls from computer printouts covered with the notes.
change
▪ Picasso then abandoned the painting briefly before beginning to make increasingly radical changes to it.
▪ At Unisys, another Rancho Bernardo semiconductor company, officials said they made the same change last year.
▪ But equally, the moths only took a hundred years to make their change.
▪ And he has tried to make some changes in his work.
▪ The winners in Tuesday's election take office in 10 days, and they can begin making changes soon after.
▪ In making the change, the Church effectively admitted that on these points the Reformers had been in the right.
▪ The three participating high schools had made minimal changes in curriculum or instruction.
choice
▪ Let the consumer make the choice.
▪ It's at this point that you have to start making choices, and you have several options.
▪ The Plan is therefore about making choices.
▪ Consumption in leisure and holidaying became increasingly linked to the capacity of the individual consumer to make choices within the market.
▪ Instead of lying in bed they are up and about and have freedom to make choices about their routine and daily life.
▪ The Regional Committees will be informed immediately of this selection so that they can take it into account when making their own choices.
claim
▪ Those who sit on the Treasury Bench make claims about average net income increases.
▪ But it is too far north to make a credible claim.
▪ One option is to make a claim.
▪ Boxing is truly nocturnal; no other sport can make that claim.
▪ We can not pay if farmers do not make the claims.
▪ The power of their work speaks for itself, makes an unparalleled claim.
▪ After that, it may be too late to make a claim.
▪ The flames of the auto-da-fe had crackled in recent years for people who made such claims.
comment
▪ But I have to make one comment you might not care to hear: A woman does have a choice.
▪ He was also criticized for employing a staff member who made inappropriate comments about a committee witness's religion.
▪ Furthermore, artists who are also critics are especially likely to make vivid comments on the methods and techniques of old art.
▪ This will give everyone a chance to read the material, make comments, and come prepared for a discussion.
▪ Politicians, pundits and royal watchers have all made public comment on the private life of Charles and Diana.
▪ Students occasionally make silly, ridiculous comments that are not likely to be true.
▪ We made the following comments on such expectations.
▪ Beier denied making such comments and said Clark was a good manager.
contribution
▪ Our reader was invited to make his annual contribution to his Equitable Life pension plan.
▪ To be sure, some small-business lobbying groups do not make political contributions.
▪ Clark made two key contributions to the development of pharmacology and hence medicine.
▪ He thought she would make a splendid contribution.
▪ He made outstanding contributions to all branches of children's surgery but his lifelong interest was the aetiology of malformations.
▪ We try to create an atmosphere in which employees can enjoy themselves and prosper and make significant contributions.
▪ They have both made very substantial contributions to the progress of the Group and we will miss their sound advice.
▪ In an apparent money laundering scheme, impoverished monastics made contributions for which they were reimbursed.
debut
▪ That hardly seems to be the case as beach volleyball makes its Olympic debut this month.
▪ New boy John Byrne makes his home debut together with Matt Elliott.
▪ He decides, literally, to play for time and makes a debut at Nero's banquet that evening.
▪ Acting on instinct, he decided to make their debut album something better than the usual cash-in of the time.
▪ Meanwhile, Gazza is now almost certain to make his Lazio debut in their friendly against former club Tottenham on September 23.
decision
▪ Above all, the child's wishes and feelings must be ascertained and taken into account in all decisions that are made.
▪ And yet many of you are probably making yourselves unhappy and unhealthy by squeezing yourselves into career decisions made long ago.
▪ In terms of manpower all three types of decision are constantly being made at all levels of the nursing organisation.
▪ When you have to make a decision, make it!
▪ Natural justice requires that a firm should have an opportunity to answer any criticism before a decision is made.
▪ But you will fail if you ground your authority only on the decisions you make.
▪ When the decision is made and implemented the foreseen obstacles tend to evaporate.
▪ Yet, he acknowledges, patients have nowhere to appeal for a ruling medical decisions made by insurers.
demand
▪ We made demands for a cheap canteen on the site, for nurseries and better maternity provisions.
▪ Despite some similarities, people filing these papers and making these demands have not shown any links, Martin said.
▪ The child will then begin to make even more demands and the parent may become punitive in order to stop the demands.
▪ It makes no similar demands on owners.
▪ Was she making unreasonable demands on Barbara?
▪ Daley did what he had always done when somebody made demands or tried to grab some of his power.
▪ He made demands on her mentally and emotionally.
▪ Specifically, they complained that the corporate and regional offices often made unreasonable demands on those in the field.
difference
▪ The idea of doing relaxation exercises may sound unnecessary, but they can make all the difference.
▪ This could make a difference if the field is not uniform at the scale of the particle.
▪ Separating the eggs makes all the difference.
▪ As with any complex electronic information system or service, a strong support structure can make an enormous difference in customer satisfaction.
▪ Being aware can make the difference between a happy holiday and a disaster.
▪ They are learning how to use what they learn so that they can understand and make a difference in the world.
▪ As a rule of thumb, every storey makes a difference of one-tenth of a second to a building's period.
▪ The right book can make all the difference in whether a child wants to continue to read.
distinction
▪ It is often difficult to make the policy implementation distinction with reference to a service operated by professionals.
▪ To understand it, it is necessary to make a distinction be-tween the direct and indirect influence religion has on reproductive behavior.
▪ Why do these bodies make this distinction?
▪ But early users of the language would not have made such a distinction.
▪ He told me he never intended to make that semantic distinction.
▪ You have to make a distinction between what are termed dedicated and non-dedicated servers.
▪ In 1989, for example, most made no distinction between performance-only client challenges versus performance-and-change challenges.
effort
▪ The parole system has been making efforts to keep former convicts out of trouble.
▪ Most work-inhibited students give up before they make any true effort.
▪ Though Aurul had posted two guards on the dump, they made no visible efforts to stop them.
▪ Over the decades he has made sincere efforts to boost the visibility of blacks and gays.
▪ But without such knowledge, the reader is required to focus on the language and make considerable efforts of inference.
▪ The Postal Service makes no systematic effort to screen mail for potential bombs.
▪ But you have to make the effort to control your tackle through your swim.
▪ Another necessary step involves helping to educate those who are less interested and less likely to make an effort to educate themselves.
film
▪ Or make a film about it.
▪ A: Nobody ever accuses Hollywood of making historically accurate films.
▪ But I have made the films as I wanted them.
▪ This bloody action-comedy achieved notoriety because writer / director Robert Rodriguez made the film without studio help on a minuscule budget.
▪ How do you make a film of a man faking a documentary about a lion hunt?
▪ Oddly, this scene makes the film a good date movie, but not necessarily a good first date movie.
▪ But he makes a lively film and he will be heard of again.
▪ Hence my love for film and my desire to make films as a director and... actor.
mind
▪ It felt, despite the new clothes, that she hadn't quite made up her mind.
▪ He made up his mind to participate in the group therapy sessions he had been sitting through mutely.
▪ You could ask your children what they think - that might help you make up your mind.
▪ Alexander fared best among moderate voters and independents who made up their minds at the last minute.
▪ I didn't make up my mind, it was made up for me.
▪ I had made up my mind at the Scenic Overlook to make a clean sweep through the house.
▪ I could make up my own mind.
▪ He also made up his mind never, never to go near a ladder again.
mistake
▪ They make a huge mistake if they try to take it.
▪ Eventually, the heroic locals would make several killing mistakes, the final score would look bad.
▪ We made a mistake putting it on the eastern side.
▪ He was hesitating now, realizing he had made a mistake in not telling Spider earlier that he was quitting.
▪ You don't want to make any mistake about that.
▪ I had made a big mistake.
▪ For a wild moment I thought I'd made a mistake, had put it elsewhere, but that was nonsense of course.
▪ Today, when you make a mistake on your taxes, the cost can be unacceptably high.
money
▪ I think a lot of bands are put together so they can make a bit of money.
▪ She was making money out of it both ways.
▪ But true enthusiasts are not inspired by making money - their only concern is a passionate interest in the buildings themselves.
▪ Concierges also stand to make money out of sports tickets.
▪ It actually made some money in royalties.
▪ He says the new company would have to go for shows which make money.
▪ Some farmers made enough money to buy more land and survive drought years and stay in business.
move
▪ Mr Coleridge inherits a market that has made some sensible moves to improve its competitive edge.
▪ He stands there waiting, and when nobody makes a move to say anything to him he commences to laugh.
▪ Men who believe themselves out of all danger may grow careless, and make some foolish move that can betray them.
▪ We made the move primarily for financial reasons.
▪ It's thought most of its 330 employees will agree to make the nine-mile move.
▪ Alvin talked a lot about Horton to Beckford but made no move to return to Los Angeles.
▪ It had left her a little awe-stricken and she made a move to look at it again as it lay on her dressing-table.
▪ He made a clever move, though, and actually strengthened the ticket.
noise
▪ It makes a lot of noise.
▪ Let the students take turns making their noise and have all the students judge who made the most noise. 3.
▪ She has to try and identify the Brownie making the noise.
▪ There in the dark, little Peter all alone, and the words made noise in his head and kept him company.
▪ Jekub made noises, even with the engine stopped.
▪ He bowed his head slightly, fluffing his feathers, and made soft cooing-begging noises.
▪ She was making a frightful noise, but what of it.
▪ In here, where it was quieter, he could hear it making a slight sizzling noise.
offer
▪ Last month, he made an offer for more than 800 acres in the M4 corridor.
▪ Then, right before the trial in 1989, Giuliani made the Union an offer.
▪ In March 1972 he made a £360 million offer for the Red Barrel brewer, winning control three months later.
▪ When he made me ajob offer, I accepted.
▪ Lancaster meanwhile was encamped near Bedford, and seeing his support ebb away he made another offer of submission.
▪ City officials hope Sony will make good on that offer when they come courting next year.
▪ Salomon Brothers, he said, never made job offers.
order
▪ Richmondshire District Council agreed to make the order announcing the pay and display scheme which will start on June 1.
▪ The supervisor must then refer the matter to the court which may make an order cancelling or varying the treatment requirement.
▪ On 28 January 1992 a residence order was made, with the order for costs which is the subject of this appeal.
▪ An Act passed in that year gave power to the court to make an adoption order.
▪ It is assumed that a tribunal will not be willing to make an order for reinstatement or re-engagement.
▪ But now in every case justices have to give findings and reasons when making the order they do.
payment
▪ We can not expand without making that balance of payments deficit worse.
▪ Since 1934, Lincoln has never missed a year in making bonus payments.
▪ Or you can enter into a second Deed of Covenant committing yourself to make payments under both the existing and new covenants.
▪ It began making payments in 1993 and is scheduled to make payments for the next 50 years.
▪ Aston Villa were fined for making similar payments, and Chapman realized the illegality of his own action.
▪ They have 90 days to make up back payments before lenders can sell the property.
▪ Then if we begin to make car payments to ourselves, we can replace that car when necessary.
▪ Accordingly there was never an agreement to make a special payment and therefore s317 was irrelevant.
point
▪ Mr. Newton I make just two points.
▪ The firm encouraged both aggression and ability; it made a point never to interfere with natural jungle forces.
▪ John Siraj-Blatchford's excellent chapter makes similar points and the book is full of valuable teaching suggestions.
▪ To make my point, follow this scenario.
▪ This is stated in a rather extreme manner to make the point.
▪ To make this point clear the example of the Tower of Babel is instructive.
▪ This example conveniently makes the point that it is not only women who are vulnerable to the attentions of these rebellious spirits.
▪ They made a point of recruiting fledgling Latino engineers into the organization.
profit
▪ Barretts &038; Baird made a profit of £180,000 in the year to end-March on a turnover of £117m.
▪ Chan became successful at investing and was making huge profits within several months.
▪ Only operators able to fill their trains could expect to make a reasonable profit.
▪ It's just another good way to learn how to make profit.
▪ In many cases they have gone long periods before they have even made a profit.
▪ Record profits in time of recession Darlington Building Society has made record profits despite the severe recession in the housing market.
▪ I also know how to bargain with customers and always make a profit.
▪ Loans allow local authorities to make a profit and will impose commercial considerations on companies having to repay assistance.
progress
▪ I hope that we shall be able to ensure that both these important measures make progress.
▪ For example, a committee or board you head is making no progress because members are feuding.
▪ And as the years pass, it is argued, children will be aware of making progress.
▪ The nation overall made more progress during the 1990s than did large cities, which lagged behind in almost every measure.
▪ He switched this ability to concentrate to his own recovery and eventually began to make progress.
▪ I think I was making progress with it.
▪ There was, however, a depressing lack of the qualities needed to make significant progress at this level of international competition.
▪ As a leader in the Senate, you make progress by making promises others can count on.
provision
▪ The best way to avoid message overloading is to provide separate areas for different programs and to make provisions for graceful failure.
▪ In future Castle will only make provision for amortisation of audio copyrights for permanent diminution in value.
▪ However it only makes provision for criminal penalties, and not civil remedies.
▪ Firms may also make provision for bridging loans or provide temporary mortgage facilities.
▪ If the landlord proves the stronger, the draftsman should make provision for the assessment of rent for empty property.
▪ He would have been able to make ample provision for the future whether or not he survived.
reference
▪ The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties continues this distinction and makes no reference to interests of third parties.
▪ Nowhere, however, does the laminated badge make any reference to the National Security Agency.
▪ Throughout his works Charles Dickens made several references to Guinness.
▪ It is important and valuable to make reference to other studies that have used the particular sampling method you hope to employ.
▪ Moreover, that history and that revelation to which Christians necessarily make reference are in some sense normative for the religion.
▪ Curiously, Houghton makes no reference to McClellan, although his work covers much the same ground.
▪ Perhaps all we are here witnessing is a picturesque way of making a scornful reference to alien religion.
sense
▪ It makes no sense, for example, to try to set the file pointer with PTR.
▪ I was making no sense, even to myself.
▪ Both writing and speech require context to make sense of what might formally be ambiguous.
▪ The treatments may have a flourish, but they make sense.
▪ We need the models to make sense of structure, but we also need to examine how different dimensions of inequality interrelate.
▪ The managers' experience was an imperfect lens with which to make sense of their new position.
▪ What is there to help me make sense of things?
▪ Bedford made little sense of that, then or now.
sound
▪ And good voice training will make your natural delivery sound ten times better than when you first started training.
▪ The front door made a sound like a cherry bomb when opened by the remote handle.
▪ They made a faint brushing sound as they fell.
▪ Unfortunately, the programs that make sound disagreed again.
▪ He was in coma, and as he breathed he made a terrible bubbling sound.
▪ He neither moved nor made a sound, like a figure carved of stone.
▪ I have also made the exercise sound blissfully simple and free of controversy: it was not.
▪ I am successful because I have the ability to make things sound, taste and look good.
speech
▪ He made many boring speeches, but he was never booed by the Women's Institute.
▪ Fisher made a quiet speech that had a powerful impact.
▪ Little Maureen was agitated, but she made a nice speech.
▪ Politicians sometimes show up to make speeches -- U. S. Rep.
▪ Where you look when making your speech can be a help.
▪ Phil Gramm of Texas made speeches in which they wholeheartedly embraced the agenda of religious conservatives.
▪ Churchill had been the latest bone of contention, as he had begun to make public speeches which Chamberlain clearly found embarrassing.
▪ He came over and pushed for McGovern to our delegation and made a big speech about what a great guy Daley was.
start
▪ West Indies made a good start and with 132 for 3 at lunch looked ready to blossom.
▪ Napoleon Kaufman will make his third consecutive start Sunday in Tampa.
▪ Just as soon as the young ferrets can see and crawl around the nest is the time to make a start.
▪ Then make a fresh start on a more efficient brand of government activism for the future.
▪ Gooch and Curtis made a solid start and the deficit was passed for the loss of just one wicket.
▪ Arbroath made the best possible start to the second half.
▪ There, Emerson made a superb start but got caught in traffic at the first left-hander.
▪ It is up to us to take advantage of this opportunity and make it a new start for a healthier future.
statement
▪ The Department of Transport report on lead in petrol in July 1979 made a similar statement.
▪ And rather than depicting various hues of political opinion, the new murals make an environmental statement.
▪ I feel as if I ought to make a really profound statement about something!
▪ He might advise me to make a statement to the police which I should of course do under his guidance.
▪ I will make a full statement on Monday.
▪ Today, it's synonymous with aviation and makes a bold statement wherever you go.
trip
▪ Personally, I would expect him to still make the trip.
▪ Beachey flew in from Buffalo on the afternoon of June 26, making the fourteen-mile trip in sixteen minutes.
▪ Despite Morley Street's shock defeat by Chirkpar in that race last year, Jackson is tempted to make the return trip.
▪ Radio signals from Laurel to Mathilde and back will need 36 minutes to make the round trip.
▪ I can't come yet - but Bob Newman is possibly making the trip there.
▪ To make such trips affordable, students drive their own cars, following the teachers.
▪ It was reiterated that Bert and Jasper would make the trip purely as a reconnaissance.
use
▪ Dinner makes excellent use of fresh locally grown and home produce; fresh eggs, fruit and meat all feature.
▪ At the same time, an aggressive firm would make maximum use of trade credit and short-term debt financing.
▪ They would drop almost into range, and then make use of the slope to give impetus to their charge.
▪ In the winter, reversible ceiling fans can help circulate warm air and make furnace use more efficient.
▪ The results were as follows: Library update Be wise: make use of your Institute's libraries.
▪ He made practical use of the widest possible range of phenomena.
▪ However, by applying the correct type of training it is possible to make the maximum use of the twitch fibres present.
▪ Authorities had been expected to quickly make use of the new provisions.
■ VERB
try
▪ He changed history, he tried to make it right.
▪ We try to make ourselves comfortable on the hard bench, but there is no back to lean against.
▪ Arthur Shaw, the third man who shared their shelter, was trying to make tea on a primus stove.
▪ Woods tried to make it interesting, too.
▪ I have tried to make myself hate her, yet my feelings for her remain very strong.
▪ Our aim is different, because we are now trying to make Personality passive, whereas before Personality was active.
▪ I tried to make up my mind about Conchis too.
▪ If another ship did try to make a rendezvous, it would not be easy.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
(make) encouraging/optimistic etc noises (about sth)
I'm not made of money
absence makes the heart grow fonder
all work and no play (makes Jack a dull boy)
be a long time/10 years etc in the making
be made of sterner stuff
▪ But Bastide was made of sterner stuff.
▪ But it seems to us that hypocrisy should be made of sterner stuff.
▪ In the years separating the two Great Wars women were made of sterner stuff.
▪ Miller seemed about to choke on his drink, but Floyd was made of sterner stuff.
▪ The female characters, too, are made of sterner stuff than the quick-witted schemers of Figaro.
▪ The visitors seem to be made of sterner stuff.
▪ This time, however, the opposition was made of sterner stuff.
be made of stone
▪ Before the steel skeleton, tall buildings were made of stone.
▪ The floors throughout the house are made of stone, including upstairs!
be of your own making
▪ He knew it was of his own making but that was not useful knowledge because he could not unmake it.
▪ Part of this is of his own making.
▪ The mink has had a chequered relationship with us, but we must remember that the changes are of our own making.
▪ The problems faced by the accountancy profession are of its own making.
▪ They frequently have to deal with awkward and unpleasant problems which may or may not be of their own making.
▪ Yet much of her frustration was of her own making and within herself.
be the making of sb
▪ Its focus is the making of a single programme in the Channel 4 series Dispatches.
▪ One of its main uses was the making of plough shares and other farm implements.
▪ One of these was the making of jewellery.
▪ Some years later, Muriel admits that this conversation was the making of her.
▪ Strange how what you regard at the time as being your downfall, often turns out to be the making of you.
▪ The Cruise, for instance, was the making of Jane McDonald.
can't make head or/nor tail of sth
cause/kick up/make etc a stink
▪ It's financial clout that counts or, failing that, kicking up a stink.
▪ It's for your protection, so that you have the union behind you if Mellowes kicks up a stink.
▪ It will still contain plenty of business and mortgage borrowers to kick up a stink about base rates.
decision making/policy making
fresh-made/fresh-cut/fresh-grated etc
freshly ground/picked/made etc
▪ A garland of freshly picked marigolds hung from the mirror.
▪ A good addition to dried apricot fool is a spoonful or two of freshly ground almonds.
▪ Add the mascarpone Reheat, adding the mascarpone and correcting the seasoning with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
▪ Drizzle with a tablespoon or so of olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
▪ Season generously with freshly ground pepper and add salt to taste.
▪ Squeeze over some lemon juice and add freshly ground pepper.
▪ Sure enough, inside we found some beautiful zucchini and tomatoes, freshly picked from a nearby garden.
▪ There were dates and a delicious bowl of freshly made cottage cheese.
have it made in the shade
have/make common cause (with/against sb)
it makes no difference to sb
▪ But it makes no difference to Spiderglass what you call yourself.
▪ That does not mean it makes no difference to social welfare which rules we settle upon.
it makes no odds
it takes all sorts (to make a world)
leave/make its mark on sb/sth
▪ Being on a Kindertransport was, in itself, a traumatic experience that left its mark on otherwise balanced and healthy children.
▪ Growing up in the shadow of Olivier had already left its mark on Richard professionally.
▪ History is what you live and it leaves its mark on how you die.
▪ I was only a boy of ten at the time, but it left its mark on me too.
▪ It's bound to leave its mark on a man.
▪ So Hackney has left its mark on the history of madness.
make (a) nonsense of sth
▪ A voice which ordered the clocks back, which made a nonsense of time.
▪ Actions in nuisance, if successful, would make a nonsense of the whole scheme.
▪ Besides, the advent of a National Lottery next year could make a nonsense of the strategy's premises about funding.
▪ How it rained in Arbroath; trying to see through curtains of falling water makes a nonsense of note-taking.
▪ However, this makes nonsense of the notion of having word units stored at this level.
▪ It is just electricity that makes a nonsense of natural design.
▪ They omitted from their calculations two factors which were to make a nonsense of their plans.
make (all) the right noises (about sth)
make (all) the running
▪ As the race started, Dettori decided to make the running.
▪ Busy Martin Ling made the running.
▪ Collins made the running down the left and found Slater at the back-post.
▪ Hodkinson, encouraged by his corner, was now making all the running.
▪ Painfully and in the open she had to make all the running.
▪ That was precisely what women had done in the past - sit back and wait for men to make the running.
▪ The wary fighter backs off from you and so must be encouraged to make all the running.
▪ When this is so, a visit will always go well if they are allowed to make the running.
make (for) interesting/fascinating/compelling etc reading
▪ A glance at the provisions of the Convention makes interesting reading.
▪ He also has a collection of Rentokil news letters going back to his early days which made for fascinating reading after dinner.
▪ His observations may make interesting reading.
▪ In the context of the £33 million earmarked for 20 City Technology Colleges, that figure makes interesting reading.
▪ Its Report was published in 1867 and makes fascinating reading.
▪ The guidance, when it appears, should make interesting reading.
▪ The report I commissioned on you makes for interesting reading.
▪ This, unlike the first one, makes interesting reading, and is referred to continually.
make (some) sense of sth
▪ Both writing and speech require context to make sense of what might formally be ambiguous.
▪ Evelyn stretched out on her back and stared into the dark, trying to make sense of the day's events.
▪ How can human beings in normal conversation makes sense of 5,000 words an hour of confusing, semi-organized information?
▪ It is not easy to make sense of the maze of facts and figures concerning the settlements.
▪ No wonder the new managers found it difficult to make sense of and define their new role.
▪ They were arriving in their World Humanities class unable to make sense of a literary text.
▪ This often happens when independent organizations seek to make sense of different providers offering the same service.
▪ We do advise you to dig out the manual that came with your modem to help make sense of the relevant commands.
make (your) peace with sb
▪ A long time ago, I made peace with the state of Virginia and the South....
▪ For almost 20 years, she struggled to make peace with the past.
▪ Her main motive was simple: to retrieve the ring and thereby enable Rick to make peace with his family.
▪ Only Alik seems to have made peace with his upbringing.
▪ Some ODers even made peace with Theory X executives who were willing to back their efforts.
make a (lot of) noise about sth
▪ Apparently Bradford is interested in having it and Bristol has also made noises about it.
▪ I made noises about the absence of a bank in this so-called international airport; but what choice did I have?
▪ It was extended, but the Provisionals continued to make noises about renewing the violence.
▪ Kirchberg is where the peace and quiet is worth making a noise about.
make a (mental) note to do sth
▪ He made a mental note to call her and arrange a time to meet, away from her parents.
▪ He makes a mental note to call Keith a second time at 7:15.
▪ I made a note to myself to check for the box.
▪ I made a note to myself to come back in early spring to get scions for grafting.
▪ I made a mental note to ask about that.
▪ Mentally, I make a note to have the boy checked by our pediatrician.
▪ Thinking of that, he made a mental note to burn it in the morning.
▪ Vickie makes a note to raise the issue when she attends the management meeting.
make a beeline for sb/sth
▪ I made a beeline for the food as soon as I arrived.
▪ At a party, I immediately make a beeline for whatever kid is there.
▪ Gaming areas were half-empty, but gamblers made a beeline for the slots and tables at halftime.
▪ He made a beeline for the rich cousin.
▪ I'd have thought you would have made a beeline for Brimmer's safe.
▪ If your breakfast budget is two bucks, make a beeline for Saritas's in Grand Central Market.
▪ She makes a beeline for Perry.
▪ The picnickers rushed off the train at Minnehaha station and made a beeline for the pavilion to claim a good table.
make a big deal of/out of/about sth
▪ But Vassar taught me that I could do whatever I wanted to do without making a big deal out of it.
make a big thing of/about/out of sth
▪ It was Arbor Day, and their teacher, Miss Ellis, made a big thing out of it.
make a bolt for it
make a bomb
▪ But it would still make a bomb that could flatten much of a city and drench the place with fall-out.
▪ Dancer's fixed up for me to make a bomb coaching movie stars in Palm Springs.
▪ How do we do that without spreading too widely the ability to make bombs?
▪ Last week Kaczynski was arrested in his remote Montana cabin on a lone charge of possessing materials to make a bomb.
▪ Newly made bombs would replace old, and now obsolete, weapons in the stockpile.
▪ Note the offence of making a bomb hoax call etc. under section 51 Criminal Law Act 1977.
▪ Some people object to children having access to information about illegal drug use and recipes for making bombs.
make a break for sth
▪ As soon as the guard's back was turned, they made a break for the door.
▪ A couple of them made a break for it.
▪ Ever see some one walk into a computer store, grab a floor model and make a break for it?
make a clean breast of it
make a clean breast of it/things
▪ He needs to go before the public and make a clean breast of it.
make a day of it
▪ We were going into New York for the concert anyway, so we decided to make a day of it.
▪ Imagine how lovely it would be - you could take the whole family and make a day of it.
▪ They make a day of it, tailgating before the game and, weather permitting, after it, too.
make a dog's breakfast of sth
make a drama out of sth
make a fool of sb
▪ Why did you try to make a fool of me in public?
▪ And Jeffries then proceeded to make a fool of Marshak by never again producing a single scholarly work.
▪ And why should you make a fool of yourself now by trying?
▪ Has my host made a fool of me?
▪ One thing Congress apparently can do in a bipartisan spirit is to make a fool of itself.
▪ People got tired of interviewing him because they felt they were being made fools of.
▪ The mature glider pilot would never hesitate to make a fool of himself in the interests of safety.
▪ We were dreary and would have made fools of ourselves.
▪ Your biggest fear is probably the fear of making a fool of yourself and this is what is making you nervous.
make a fool of yourself
▪ I met Sylvester Stallone one time and made a complete fool of myself.
▪ A true cat is often willing to make a fool of herself, but only on her own terms.
▪ And why should you make a fool of yourself now by trying?
▪ Athletes will seldom make fools of themselves for the press.
▪ I have made a fool of myself.
▪ One thing Congress apparently can do in a bipartisan spirit is to make a fool of itself.
▪ She had truly made a fool of herself.
▪ The mature glider pilot would never hesitate to make a fool of himself in the interests of safety.
▪ Your biggest fear is probably the fear of making a fool of yourself and this is what is making you nervous.
make a fuss of sb/sth
▪ And if there is one thing that West London hotels particularly enjoy, it is making a fuss of Joe Jackson.
▪ And Katie started crying all over again just so that he would make a fuss of her.
▪ And making a fuss of me because they knew that my stitches had burst.
▪ But making a fuss of Mum shouldn't be restricted to just one day of the year!
▪ She was still very nervous, though Mrs. Castell knew to make a fuss of her.
▪ Southall waits for me now when I arrive and make a fuss of me - I can even hug Kizzy.
▪ That's why I made a fuss of him when we got married.
make a fuss/kick up a fuss (about sth)
make a go of sth
▪ They both want to make a go of their relationship.
▪ Carol found herself wishing that Fred could make a go of something.
▪ Discs realised maybe they could make a go of it.
▪ He persuaded creditors to give him three years to make a go of the garden.
▪ I keep expecting to hear you and Cora-Beth are making a go of it?
▪ Now she was set to make a go of her programming business, and nothing was going to stop her.
▪ She just knew she could make a go of it!
▪ So he made a go of permanently avoiding the issue.
▪ The rest of the story is that my great-grandfather could never really make a go of his life after that.
make a good/bad fist of sth
make a grab for/at sth
▪ He made a grab for the knife.
▪ He made a grab for Isaac, but wasn't quick enough.
▪ She dodged around him and ran into the road as he made a grab for her.
▪ The realization felt as if the world had made a grab at him.
▪ Then Rose made a grab for Evelyn's hair and started banging her head against the floor with both hands.
make a hash of sth
▪ And then she's made a hash of that an'all.
▪ Her prolonged absence had affected his concentration, and he'd made a hash of the signature of Percy Bysshe Shelley.
▪ She knew she'd made a hash of the whole thing, and she'd let her tongue run away with her.
▪ Such variations can make hash of attempts to say anything categorical about how people respond to alcohol.
make a hole in sth
▪ The cost of the house repairs made a big hole in my savings.
make a joke (out) of sth
▪ My mother always makes a joke of everything.
▪ He makes a joke of the injury because, at 59, it is an inconvenience rather than a disaster.
▪ I'd made a joke of it.
▪ That readiness to make a joke of life had been temporarily eclipsed.
▪ We made a joke of it, the way Charles always came loaded with books on some new subject.
▪ You had your own reasons for making the call, and why not make a joke out of it?
make a killing
▪ Alexander recalled making a killing in the stock market in the '80s.
▪ He had made a killing on the stock exchange that morning.
▪ Vito's a debonair middle-aged New Yorker, who's made a killing in advertising.
▪ After making a killing on other Trump casino bonds, he sold them recently.
▪ Boy, if you only knew what corporate insiders knew, you could make a killing on a stock, right?
▪ But an on-the-ball whisky shop could make a killing with its special EC-label malt Scotch at £27.70 a bottle.
▪ Buy speculative stuff and you can make a killing or get killed, depending which way the wind blows.
▪ Not strongly enough to kill me for that, but certainly strongly enough to make killing me satisfying in that respect also.
▪ They're a safe investment, but in love you can make a killing overnight.
▪ They should make a killing today.
make a meal (out) of sth
▪ A bird that thought so and decided to make a meal of it would quickly die.
▪ Although he made a meal of applying the finish, the ball eventually finished in the net.
▪ And make a meal of the soccer, with Swindon verses West Ham in the live match on Sunday.
▪ Bruce Davidson was making a meal of explaining a straight forward case essentially because he was trying to impress Catherine Crane.
▪ By the marks in the sand, it had been felled by a falcon, which made a meal of its flesh.
▪ Looking for a creative way to make a meal out of leftover scraps of ham, turkey or pork roast?
▪ The police would go through the motions, but they wouldn't make a meal of it.
▪ You realise then, well enough, that making a meal of plants can demand both skill and knowledge.
make a mental note
▪ As he came in, I made a mental note of where he put the keys.
▪ I let the remark pass, but made a mental note for myself.
▪ I said nothing to Liz, but made a mental note to ask her sister about it later.
▪ She made a mental note to call Marcia when she got home.
▪ Child circled the classroom, making mental notes of good or negative parenting behavior he would discuss with the adults later.
▪ He made a mental note of the byline above the Globe articles, Frank Dougherty, then sifted through the newspaper photographs.
▪ He made a mental note of the number of coaches and freight cars.
▪ He made a mental note to buy another chair.
▪ He made a mental note to call her and arrange a time to meet, away from her parents.
▪ I let the subject pass and made a mental note for myself.
▪ Just make a mental note of what is around.
▪ The student should look out for them and make a mental note of their fascinating and beautiful effect.
make a mess of (doing) sth
▪ An explosion would have made a mess of them, and matchsticks of that tub.
▪ Convinced of his own plainness, Graham is here engaged in taking Jenny out and making a mess of kissing her.
▪ Hands were wrung in every quarter at the prospect of homosexuals making a mess of this fine, strong outfit.
▪ He made a mess of things in the park, but it's the first time he's got it wrong.
▪ If I make a mess of it that woman is going to be so glad.
▪ Most people make a mess of handling money.
▪ She made a mess of her life.
▪ The shell hit the roof of the building and made a mess of the inside of the building.
make a mockery of sth
▪ He had stolen the best months of her life and made a mockery of her love.
▪ These endless appeals and delays make a mockery of justice.
▪ But Labourpoliticians and women's groups accused him of making a mockery of the Government's efforts to tackle domestic violence.
▪ By being slow to drop the rates, the banks make a mockery of the Government's policy.
▪ Excluding the Balts would make a mockery of expansion.
▪ Large jury awards are making a mockery of the justice system, we are told.
▪ She had betrayed both him and me, and made a mockery of her feelings; of the entire tragedy itself.
▪ The losing Pittsburgh Steelers for making a mockery of their underdog status.
▪ The Western world is making a mockery of us.
▪ They have always been unseemly, since they make a mockery of the moral values they purport to uphold.
make a monkey (out) of sb
make a mountain out of a molehill
▪ She was only five minutes late! You're making a mountain out of a molehill.
make a move
▪ "The dog won't touch you," she said , "unless you make a move towards me."
▪ He made a move to kiss me, but I turned away.
▪ Club vice president Dwight Clark said the team could make a move as early as Saturday.
▪ Even when the Leafs have made moves, you wonder.
▪ He's impressed a number of Premier League managers but Venables will be the first to make a move.
▪ He dribbled off some time before making a move on Lott, who tripped on a player behind him while backpedaling.
▪ He showed his empty hands, made a move, and displayed a pair of glass earrings.
▪ Nobody makes a move to stop him.
▪ Tell the truth or the law will be here before you can make a move.
▪ What none of the trio could get used to was Evelyn's continued refusal to make a move to clarify her situation.
make a muck of sth
make a pass at sb
▪ And the examiner was arrested only after he made passes at a military policeman's wife.
▪ Had he made a pass at her?
▪ He made a pass at me once.
▪ It seemed odd that he loathed her with such intensity and yet had made a pass at her.
▪ Men who made passes at her were not rude ruffians but agents of evil river spirits.
▪ Nigel told Eleanor that he despised her for making a pass at him.
▪ Some said he'd made a pass at Stella, others said he'd made a pass at Dempster.
▪ The last thing she had wanted was for Luke to make a pass at her.
make a pig's ear of sth
make a pit stop
make a play for sb
▪ Kramer wondered if she was worth making a play for.
▪ Left alone for a few minutes on Vik's birthday, Karen makes a play for Steve.
▪ Surely only the most decadent of aristocrats would make a play for another woman while his wife was in the same room.
make a play for sth
▪ Kramer wondered if she was worth making a play for.
▪ Left alone for a few minutes on Vik's birthday, Karen makes a play for Steve.
▪ Surely only the most decadent of aristocrats would make a play for another woman while his wife was in the same room.
make a point of doing sth
▪ Bridget made a point of thanking each of us for the gift.
▪ He makes a point of letting his congregation know he takes care of his children.
▪ He seemed to make a point of taking two steps backward for every one step forward.
▪ Hitachi is expected to make a point of integration, management and directory synchronisation.
▪ It's a spectacular scene and I make a point of leaving my dictation and watching through the curtains each evening.
▪ Kramer braced and made a point of looking tough and bored.
▪ They'd made a point of it.
▪ They made a point of recruiting fledgling Latino engineers into the organization.
make a run for it
▪ Already soaked, he decided he would make a run for it.
▪ Bothshe has sized them up as well-are strong and quite capable of catch ing her if she makes a run for it.
▪ Debbie saw her uptown train and decided to make a run for it.
▪ If you were Brimmer, how would you plan an escape if you ever had to make a run for it?
▪ Riney decided to make a run for it and escaped, crashing through a glass window in the process.
▪ Then she could jump out and make a run for it.
▪ They're going to make a run for it, she thought.
▪ Through her tears she saw Garry scaling the wall as he made a run for it.
make a silk purse out of a sow's ear
make a spectacle of yourself
▪ Jody made a complete spectacle of herself by getting drunk at the wedding.
▪ However, it was obvious that she was intent on making a spectacle of herself.
▪ She did not rant or rave or otherwise make a spectacle of herself.
▪ They didn't make a spectacle of themselves.
▪ You're simply making a spectacle of yourself.
▪ You and your so-called friends make spectacles of yourselves at the party, litter the garden with debris and vandalise this fountain.
make a splash
▪ Cameron Diaz made a big splash in "The Mask."
▪ As a team, the two made splashes with the Royalton and Paramount hotels in New York.
▪ He was going to make a splash the nature of which was still to be determined.
▪ How could such a one as Hatton restrain himself from making a splash?
▪ To make a splash in this town it takes a revolutionary concept or a multimillion-dollar decor.
▪ You could always make a splash at your local pool.
make a start (on sth)
▪ I should have mentioned that Joe Lawley and Graham Lloyd have already made a start with tree clearance.
▪ In the 1980s, we made a start, privatising those industries Government ran so badly.
▪ It was decided therefore, to make a start upon upgrading the existing fleet by adopting improved technology wherever possible.
▪ Mailing designs home to be printed on samples sewn by his mum, Wells made a start in sports couture.
▪ Nick made a start at restoring the ravaged wreck, but sadly died before much was done.
▪ Now we are pledged to cut tax rates again - and have made a start on the road to 20p Income Tax.
▪ That's why we should now make a start on reminding ourselves of the relevance of our own particular life story.
▪ We have paper and ink here - make a start now if you have not already.
make a study of sth
make a virtue of necessity
▪ But Simon does not merely make a virtue of necessity.
▪ But since response from ministers by the 1840s was extremely circumspect the reformers were probably making a virtue of necessity.
make a virtue of sth
make a/the difference
▪ A real expectation that an opinion will be respected, make a difference.
▪ But so far, they have not found enough illegal or incorrect votes to make a difference in the DornanSanchez contest.
▪ Detailed costing can make the difference between an excellent idea and a ruinous one.
▪ I realized that she was right-and it made a difference.
▪ Norman Lear had a guiding vision, a belief in himself, a belief that he could make a difference.
▪ The more detailed analysis presented here therefore strongly suggests that the Home Support Project does make a difference.
▪ The World Health Report 1999: making a difference.
▪ Your prayers could make the difference, affecting the final outcome.
make a/your pile
▪ He did not make his pile opening bazaars you feel sure.
▪ Then gently place the children into the helter-skelter, and make a pile of mats at the bottom.
make allowance/allowances (for sb)
▪ Despite all his efficient calculations Donald never seemed to make allowances for this.
▪ Gender-free testing may mean not making allowances for women.
▪ Of course he made allowances for error.
▪ Once we make allowances for this formal difference, we can see that both accounts are making the same point.
▪ Remember my age and make allowance for it.
▪ The Crosby used to make allowances for time-wasting yahoos.
▪ Those who claimed a break-even or loss situation did not make allowance for home produced food.
▪ Where it is necessary for any goods to be sent by post please make allowance for this in your remittance.
make amends (to sb/for sth)
▪ But I must, you are right, make amends for that.
▪ But the best way of making amends is to substitute for old habits new, and better, ones.
▪ Kids should be taught to make amends for their own mistakes.
▪ Nina felt in that moment that somehow she must make amends for all the wrong she had done in her life.
▪ Others include the cathartic process of making amends to the people you have hurt through your addiction.
▪ She felt in the bed for Alice's hand and squeezed it, to make amends.
▪ The impulse to make amends is not a bad one.
▪ They now have only one round-robin group match left to make amends.
make an example of sb
▪ But because of the publicity they had to make an example of Corey.
▪ By making an example of Holy Trinity he could punish his Jesuit adversaries and demonstrate his orthodoxy in a single swoop.
▪ Campbell believed he could strengthen his hand by making an example of a council member in order to demonstrate where power lay.
▪ Canine, on the other hand, was strongly in favor of making an example of Petersen.
▪ He had to make an example of the old man's insubordination, and make others fear to follow in his footsteps.
▪ He makes examples of a few to scare the rest.
▪ I think they wanted to make an example of me.
▪ If muggers can be deterred by punitive sentencing, then some of them must be made an example of.
make an exhibition of yourself
▪ Sam got drunk and made an exhibition of himself as usual.
▪ Even the mouse and the cynic are constantly making an exhibition of themselves.
▪ I didn't want you making an exhibition of yourself.
▪ It would be dreadful if one ran out while the children were present and she made an exhibition of herself by screaming!
▪ Somehow or other he must surely be making an exhibition of himself.
make an honest woman (out) of sb
▪ If dishonoured her, must then make an honest woman of her?
make an issue (out) of sth
▪ There's nothing wrong with your hair, so stop making an issue out of it.
▪ For example, the government might make an issue of 100,000 ninety-one-day bills, each at a discount of 1,000.
▪ He would make an issue of his right to certain beliefs.
▪ However, do not make an issue of refusing a drink.
▪ I have not chosen to make an issue of such distinctions here.
▪ The secretary of state occasionally complains in public about this; no other official makes an issue of it.
▪ Try not to make an issue of it, Dubner said.
make capital from/out of sth
make certain
▪ Begin by making certain that the door itself is strong enough.
▪ Contractors are working hard to make certain all the homes will be ready for occupation as soon as possible.
▪ He watched her long enough to make certain she was breathing.
▪ Nicholas knelt, then lifted him to the base of the wall and knelt again, to make certain.
▪ Reacher had made certain fine, illegal adjustments of the turbine.
▪ She's clearly intent on making certain that guests enjoy themselves.
▪ This principle, then, makes certain general predictions about acquisition.
▪ What position are they in to make certain the prisoners abide by the rules of their temporary release?
make ends meet
▪ My mother had to work 12 hours a day in a factory just to make ends meet.
▪ Old people on pensions are finding it hard to make ends meet.
▪ With the car repairs, I just don't see how we're going to make ends meet this month.
▪ As a small company of 15 boys we find it hard to make ends meet.
▪ Non-college women with children struggling to make ends meet have a different agenda from that of single college-educated women with hot careers.
▪ She is unemployed and depends upon benefits to make ends meet.
▪ The most deprived sections of the population are finding it hard to make ends meet.
▪ They had no machinery for making ends meet.
▪ Though near the top of her earning potential, she said she is forced to work extra jobs to make ends meet.
▪ To make ends meet, she works for a travel company and makes dumplings for a cafeteria.
▪ What she saw around her in the neighborhood where we both grew up was divorce and the struggle to make ends meet.
make eyes at sb/give sb the eye
make false representations
make free with sth
▪ He declined to make free with her narrow loins.
▪ Or company directors who like to make free with their own ca-ca?
make friends
▪ Did you make any new friends at school today?
▪ Her family moved a lot, and it wasn't always easy to make friends.
▪ The children soon made friends with the kids next door.
▪ Always an easy-going person, Guy had no difficulty in making friends in any situation.
▪ Everyone could make friends and count on seeing those friends again.
▪ Freddie manages to make friends with extremely shy Jessie, and their bond causes Jessie to blossom like the roses she grows.
▪ He even blamed them for his inability to make friends or establish ongoing relationships.
▪ Klein says she stays involved as editor of her high school paper, and Nyberg makes friends in the school marching band.
▪ Sport is more about making friends, building communities, and sharing experiences than keeping fit.
▪ They make friends with children in other cities without leaving town.
▪ Thus Ramsey found leisure to read, and write, and make friends in the diocese.
make friends with sb
▪ But if you run into problems, make friends with the helpful staff at the enquiry desks. 2.
▪ Everybody, it seems, wanted to make friends with 18-to-49-year-old viewers.
▪ Freddie manages to make friends with extremely shy Jessie, and their bond causes Jessie to blossom like the roses she grows.
▪ Some girls show a guy they're terrific cooks - and my room-mate shows him she can make friends with his granny!
▪ They're starting to want to make friends with other children, but are not sure how to go about it.
▪ This time I tried to make friends with her.
make fun of sb/sth
▪ Stop it - I don't make fun of the way you talk, do I?
▪ He felt that they were making fun of him, though he could not understand why.
▪ I hated her because she had such a stupid name and yet no one dared make fun of her.
▪ I recently visited my cousin, and Joe and Steven kept making fun of me.
▪ Like Neil still makes fun of me.
▪ Q: Of the many things there are to make fun of in Martha, what struck you as the most absurd?
▪ The boys at school used to make fun of me because I have a crooked spine.
▪ They may feel very angry at peo-ple who make fun of them.
▪ We don't like 16-bit owners making fun of us 8-bit owners, so why should we make fun of the Spectrum?
make game of sb
make good
▪ He's just a poor country boy who made good in the city.
▪ Hsieh came to America as a poor teenager, but worked hard and made good.
▪ Ian thinks that just because he made good, everybody else can too.
▪ Dawn made good progress, and was soon able to stand up.
▪ However, although he might look a bit lost, he makes good in Year 2.
▪ I needed to make better pitches with runners on base....
▪ I started making good swings, and I became entranced by what I was doing.
▪ It therefore makes good sense for us to control for date of birth when looking at the effects of terminal education age.
▪ More separate provision is being provided and many authorities make good use of the facilities made available by voluntary organizations.
▪ The next afternoon, Sunday, Jody makes good on her promise.
make good a debt/loss etc
▪ Their use should minimise water use to making good losses through evaporation.
make good time
▪ Once we got on the freeway, we made good time.
▪ After the ferry incident, we make good time.
▪ But DeLatorre, leading the convoy, made better time than he expected.
▪ I made good time back over the motorway.
▪ I was no weight, we made good time.
▪ The weather was not too promising, but we made good time and were soon at the first terrace.
▪ They made good time thereafter, considering the darkness, encountering no problems.
▪ We had made good time and had to ease speed to avoid closing the island in darkness.
▪ We were making good time through the foothills.
make good your escape
▪ Angel One and his followers had made good their escape.
▪ At all events the pursuit came to a sudden halt and Henry was able to make good his escape in peace.
▪ By the time they had sorted out the confusion and given chase, the woman had made good her escape.
▪ He opened the door and prepared to make good his escape.
▪ Instead, she made good her escape, bolting the galley door so that he could not follow her.
▪ Only the timely arrival of a window-cleaner enabled Branson to make good his escape.
▪ Salim makes good his escape on the steamer - bound, we take it, for his bride.
▪ The next morning it was found that General Sedgwick had made good his escape and removed his bridges....
make hard work of sth
▪ She was making hard work of plucking the goose.
▪ You can make hard work of an easy job if you don't know the right way to go.
make haste
▪ Roosevelt towards the end of his life seemed content to make haste slowly.
▪ We made haste inside, horse, carriage, and all.
▪ When he saw Edwin Chase striding up towards them he made haste to make known one to the other.
make hay (while the sun shines)
▪ The tourists won't be here forever, so we'd better make hay while the sun shines.
make headway
▪ If either side is to make any headway in these negotiations, they must be prepared to compromise.
▪ Sylvia's teachers all say that she has made great headway this term.
▪ The new agreement indicated that the government was at last making headway against the terrorists.
▪ Achieving a standstill is vital for Heron if it is to make headway in rescheduling its debt.
▪ But vintners made headway last year with the publication of new federal dietary guidelines that for the first time described those benefits.
▪ But with ruler Mercury in direct motion from the 1st, you can make headway.
▪ In three sensitive areas-tax administration, education and pensions-Jospin found it impossible to make headway.
▪ Labour has not made headway with that point.
▪ The trouble is that small boats make headway a lot faster than big governments.
▪ This option largely failed to make headway for many of the basic theoretical reasons that were outlined in Chapter 2.
▪ To put that off, she needed to make headway that would be noticed in the real world.
make heavy weather of sth
▪ I was making heavy weather of it but dared not rest for the cold.
▪ So it is not surprising that adolescents sometimes make heavy weather of the whole process.
▪ Some publishers are making heavy weather of 1992.
make heavy/hard work of sth
▪ She was making hard work of plucking the goose.
▪ You can make hard work of an easy job if you don't know the right way to go.
make history
▪ Lindbergh made history when he flew across the Atlantic in 1927.
▪ Christie in with the in-crowd Zola ... about to make history or just history?
▪ He then walked off, having made television history-and, one might say, having made history good television.
▪ It made history, becoming the highest-rated television program ever.
▪ Maybe they knew this was their big moment, their chance to make history.
▪ The 1995 Legislature made history by getting half way there.
▪ While Powell provided the drama, Lewis simply made history on the fifth day of the Olympic Trials.
▪ You can not make histories, you can not write books without order.
make inroads into/on sth
▪ In the first, the discursive, the secondary process makes inroads into the primary process.
▪ Meanwhile, the big construction companies are trying to grow by making inroads into turf traditionally held by medium-size builders.
▪ Rodrigo and Motamid rapidly began to make inroads into the border territory separating the Caliphates of Saragossa and Lerida.
▪ The focus of interest here is the extent to which the building societies are likely to make inroads into traditional banking business.
▪ With Obote making inroads into its power, Buganda attempts to secede.
▪ With six shoes under £37, Diadora is likely to make inroads into the budget end of the market.
make it a rule (to do sth)
▪ I make it a rule not to take friends on as clients.
▪ I make it a rule to go at least three times.
▪ In fact, he made it a rule never to make any friend who could not be useful to him.
▪ Since I have made it a rule not to lie to a client, I assume reciprocal honesty from him.
▪ They made it a rule that she was never to be alone.
make it snappy
▪ Get me a drink, and make it snappy.
make it worth sb's while
▪ I'll make sure they approve your application if you make it worth my while.
▪ I didn't want to lend Terry my car, but he said he'd make it worth my while.
▪ The basketball federation in Kuwait offered him a coaching job, and made it worth his while.
▪ He also has a lucrative five-year contract at Hilton that makes it worth his while to stick around.
▪ Obviously he would promise to make it worth your while.
make it your business to do sth
▪ Ruth made it her business to get to know the customers.
▪ But before you leave I suggest that you make it your business to find out.
▪ I made it my business to be there at dinner the following day.
▪ I make it my business to acquaint myself with where objects properly belong in a house.
▪ Increasingly, companies are making it their business to develop programs for serving both the worker and the bottom line.
▪ Quinn knew this because he had made it his business to know such things.
▪ She made it her business to find out.
▪ These villagers - of course they would make it their business to know anyone who was rich and whose father lived so near!
▪ They made it their business to worm a curl of something out of you.
make life difficult/easier etc
▪ But this arbitrary division of the country has not made life easier for either the North or the South.
▪ Having to adopt the fast-track method made life difficult for all three.
▪ Jim was uninterested in learning the kind of ecclesial footwork that would have made life easier for himself and his parish.
▪ Latecomers, however, do make life difficult - and unnecessarily expensive.
▪ The lack of economic statistics has made life difficult for economists and money managers for the past few weeks.
▪ There's no greater pleasure than handing over money to a local supplier who helps make life easier.
▪ To make life easier in the future, will you be publishing an index?
▪ With the advent of electrics, journey times were to be halves, as well as making life easier for locomotive crews.
make light of sth
▪ It is shocking that anyone could make light of child abuse.
▪ Amy tried to make light of it to Amelia and Muriel, who inevitably found out.
▪ He talked of the future; he made light of the present and its difficulties until Lucy lost sight of them too.
▪ I didn't mean to make light of your problems.
▪ It sounds as if she is making light of the suffering of the men, which is very real.
▪ Voice over Nuclear Electric were making light of the delay and praised the way the mock emergency was being handled.
▪ When they were mentioned, they were usually made light of, or glossed over.
▪ You can not entirely make light of such demonstrations.
make light work of sth
▪ But she made light work of polishing off the shopping at a supermarket near her West London home.
▪ It makes light work of a complex process thanks to a series of easy-to-use wizards.
▪ Or making light work of the Mall in London.
▪ Willie Thorne made light work of the promising Nottinghamshire youngster, Anthony Hamilton, as he eased into the last 16.
make love (to/with sb)
▪ We made love all afternoon.
▪ Billy was on top of Valencia, making love to her.
▪ It sickened her that she could have made love with Tom and be able to remember nothing of it.
▪ Next time we make love I want it perfect, with all the time in the world for each other.
▪ Not all people who make love want to have a baby.
▪ They lie on a mattress in the living room and make love by candlelight.
▪ Would they make love all day at some hot, steamy house somewhere in this glittering cosmopolitan city?
make me/you sick
▪ He's so cute it makes me sick.
▪ It's enough to make you sick, the way they treat old people.
▪ Another helping will make you sick.
▪ But it made me sick and dizzy, so I didn't take it.
▪ Finally, the very thought of one more sweet and sticky mouthful would make him sick.
▪ He said riding in the ambulance made him sick.
▪ I was too young to exercise my intellectual force to demolish prejudices that made me sick.
▪ It made you sick to your stomach.
▪ It was the suspense that was making me sick.
▪ The shocking stills above are from the 1992 film and show the Ally McBeal star making herself sick after a binge.
make merry
▪ And Igot drunk, made merry, in this house of sorrow.
▪ It's the elderly Morkan sisters' annual Yuletide fete, where three generations gather each year to make merry.
▪ My father and I made merry over the Devil and the folly of believing in him as we supposed many did.
make mincemeat of sb/sth
▪ A hostile Public Prosecutor would make mincemeat of her.
▪ It made mincemeat of CoreTest, returning data transfer rates in excess of 1.5Mb/sec.
▪ She insisted on him staying through my visit, and he made mincemeat of my arguments.
▪ This book makes mincemeat of the idea that Reagan was a dunce, amiable or otherwise.
make mischief
▪ Fred just loves to make mischief.
▪ Along with Win, he was for ever making mischief.
▪ Or the pookas, emerged on this Christmas Eve to make mischief?
make mock of sb
▪ The weather, fickle over this western peninsula, makes mock of the forecasters.
make much of sb/sth
▪ The company has made much of its environmental advances.
▪ Feminists in particular make much of the social disadvantage under which women suffer.
▪ He makes much of contacts with social scientists in allied fields.
▪ In those interviews, Margaret Thatcher has made much of science and technology.
▪ Is he wise to say, and make much of it, that people come up and tell him so?
▪ Mrs Thatcher has made much of Britain's scientific brilliance and innovative poverty.
▪ Prevention education has been unable to halt this behavior, or even to make much of a dent in it.
▪ She knows the team is too young and too raw to make much of a showing this season.
▪ So far they are not making much of a fist of it.
make my day
make no apology for sth
make no attempt to do sth
▪ We want to set up an attempt on the life of the President.
make no bones about (doing) sth
▪ Mr. Stutzman makes no bones about his religious beliefs.
▪ At least he made no bones about it.
▪ He made no bones about displaying his artistic temperament.
▪ He made no bones about stating his own views or criticising theirs.
▪ I make no apology or make no bones about being partisan.
▪ The secretary was enormously dissatisfied with how some of our programs were being managed, and made no bones about it.
▪ These five women made no bones about national honor or scientific achievement.
▪ Well, the two of them had made no bones about what they thought of her.
make no mistake (about it)
▪ Make no mistake about it - I am not going to put up with this anymore.
▪ And make no mistake about it, she knew I was there.
▪ And make no mistake, the family works overtime to make its instructions felt.
▪ And make no mistake, there will be plenty of bets.
▪ I tried to make no mistakes, but they called me naughty every moment of the day.
▪ In the second 250 race Robert made no mistakes, leading all the way to win from McCallen and Coulter.
▪ The Pinot Noirs from Burgundy are often expensive, make no mistake.
make no secret of sth
▪ Marge made no secret of her dislike for Terry.
▪ Andersen made no secret of infatuations with women, notably with the singer Jenny Lind.
▪ But she made no secret of her opinion of his running again.
▪ I made no secret of my disgust at the way people were behaving.
▪ Regan makes no secret of the fact that he is not merely indulging in theoretical philosophy.
▪ The bank had made no secret of their dismay over Virgin's venture into airlines.
▪ The people of the North made no secret of their dismay over the way things were going.
▪ They broke or brushed aside the obstacles that stood in their way, and made no secret of paying any necessary bribes.
▪ They know about her, of course: I made no secret of it.
make noises about doing sth
▪ Apparently Bradford is interested in having it and Bristol has also made noises about it.
▪ I made noises about the absence of a bank in this so-called international airport; but what choice did I have?
▪ It was extended, but the Provisionals continued to make noises about renewing the violence.
make sb feel at home
▪ He had done his best to make Harvey feel at home.
▪ It is our duty to make them feel at home here.
▪ Or some chum of Matt's put it there to make him feel at home.
▪ The g was less, and that made me feel at home.
▪ Tourists too can expect a right Royal welcome, for the traditional friendliness of the islanders makes everyone feel at home.
make sb's acquaintance
▪ After seeing the way Mr. Wyatt behaved at the party, I had little desire to make his acquaintance.
▪ I'm pleased to make your acquaintance.
make sb's blood boil
▪ Because I like you, Breeze, and it makes my blood boil to think of you slaving away as you do.
▪ It's a subject that makes my blood boil and disappointments have left me a blister short of swearing.
▪ It was an infuriating trait, and it made her blood boil every time he came near.
▪ Thinking about it now made my blood boil.
▪ You know, when I think about it, it still makes my blood boil.
make sb's blood run cold
▪ But whenever she passed the wood the tales rushed back into her mind and made her blood run cold.
▪ Ex-inmate Tony Cohla told yesterday how the thought of ever returning to Ashworth makes his blood run cold.
▪ He said their evidence had made his blood run cold.
make sb's day
▪ Go on, tell him you like his new suit. It'll make his day!
▪ Sherry's phone call really made my day.
▪ Your smile makes my day.
make sb's flesh creep/crawl
make sb's hair curl
▪ The moisture had made his hair curl even more, and had brought out the hardiness of his complexion.
▪ The things he could tell you about her would make your hair curl.
make sb's hair stand on end
▪ The thought of a lawsuit was enough to make his hair stand on end.
▪ He was so close to her, his arms brushing lightly against hers, making her hairs stand on end.
▪ I've been hearing rumours about his methods of taming his crew ... things to make your hair stand on end.
▪ Some of the stories people had told me in that room would make your hair stand on end.
▪ Yet here he was expecting to play a part that would make her hair stand on end.
make sb's life a misery
▪ Circuit judge John Lee, 65, told a court that all men suffer because women enjoy making their lives a misery.
▪ In Dinny's code, if you beat some one in a fight you made their life misery for as long as possible.
▪ It makes my life a misery.
▪ My supervisor has made my life a misery.
▪ She really was making his life a misery.
▪ The roadworks are making their lives a misery.
▪ Why did they have to make his life a misery?
make sb's skin crawl
▪ The thought of him touching me just makes my skin crawl.
▪ It made her skin crawl, the deference.
▪ The woman made his skin crawl.
▪ They make the skin crawl like it is on fire, even as it is bathed in sweat.
make sb's toes curl
▪ The mere sight of him was enough to make McAllister's toes curl.
make sb/yourself sick
▪ Finally, the very thought of one more sweet and sticky mouthful would make him sick.
▪ I was too young to exercise my intellectual force to demolish prejudices that made me sick.
▪ It made him sick to go to Horatia's bed, but he hadn't shirked the task.
▪ It makes you sick, you know.
▪ It makes you so sick that you lose the baby.
▪ Shortly afterwards she made herself sick.
▪ Still, for a long time, Helen would not, which they both thought would make her sick.
▪ To be honest, it made me sick to my stomach.
make sense
▪ His arguments seem to make sense.
▪ It doesn't make sense to drive if you can walk.
▪ It just doesn't make sense to keep all these people on the payroll.
▪ It made sense for Sam to live nearer the college.
▪ It may not make sense to rebuild the houses damaged by the floods.
▪ It would make sense for the parents to be involved in this discussion.
▪ Read this and tell me if it makes sense.
▪ Stern made the deal because it made good business sense.
▪ There are parts of the plan that simply don't make sense.
▪ As the people with formal authority, they were accountable for making sense of and integrating the varied agendas of their constituencies.
▪ Both writing and speech require context to make sense of what might formally be ambiguous.
▪ Everyone acknowledged that the recommendations made sense.
▪ How do you make sense out of the many conflicting issues and statements about the political world that confront you each day?
▪ It makes sense to keep such information on file for quick reference.
▪ On the whole, it made sense.
▪ So it might make sense to pay off part of her mortgage.
▪ Strange to tell, even in an era of government downsizing it can make sense to build new federal office space.
make sheep's eyes at sb
make short work of (doing) sth
▪ Carmen would have made short work of Michael too.
▪ Fourth placed Guisborough made short work of the opposition at Saltburn.
▪ Guernsey made short work of the opposition when they won the event on home soil in 1990.
▪ He made short work of the remainder of his lunch, pushed his chair from the table, and stood up.
▪ It is fair to warn anglers that thousands of crabs soon make short work of rag and lugworm.
▪ It made short work of our Windows performance tests, WinTach, clocking up an impressive index of over 9.3.
▪ The second game we pull away early and make short work of it.
▪ These cannibalistic tadpoles make short work of one of their siblings.
make short/light work of sth
▪ But she made light work of polishing off the shopping at a supermarket near her West London home.
▪ Carmen would have made short work of Michael too.
▪ Fourth placed Guisborough made short work of the opposition at Saltburn.
▪ Guernsey made short work of the opposition when they won the event on home soil in 1990.
▪ It is fair to warn anglers that thousands of crabs soon make short work of rag and lugworm.
▪ It made short work of our Windows performance tests, WinTach, clocking up an impressive index of over 9.3.
▪ The second game we pull away early and make short work of it.
▪ Willie Thorne made light work of the promising Nottinghamshire youngster, Anthony Hamilton, as he eased into the last 16.
make something of yourself
▪ As with all young people she had to make something of herself before she could offer anything to anyone else.
▪ He looked like a man who might be able to make something of himself if a good woman took him in hand.
▪ Most ladies maids try to make something of themselves.
▪ She began to think of it as he, and wondered if he would make something of himself later on in life.
▪ She too wanted her boys to make something of themselves.
▪ She was totally uninterested in the proposition that a man ought to make something of himself.
▪ The one with the ambition and the talent and the brains to really make something of herself.
▪ Uncle Allen had made something of himself by 1932.
make sport of sb
▪ The sail had been a hindrance, making sport of me at each whim of the wind, so I lowered it.
make sth fast
make sth your own
▪ At this last, Seton left them, to make for his own castle near Cockenzie, with his terrible news.
▪ Brucha has lived in his off-trail shack for 14 years, and in that time, he has made it his own.
▪ Her sincerity made me doubt my own version of events.
▪ Over the years he continued to make something distinctively his own of the solo that he thought of as a poem.
▪ Some researchers have been able to make use of their own skills to gain access to a group.
▪ The exquisite creation they had made of their own lives blinded them to the aspirations of less fortunate men and women.
▪ The shape it made created its own following silence, and they sat, both in the ease of it.
▪ Wonder if this might be right moment to make arrangements for my own.
make sure
▪ I know I asked you before, but I just wanted to make sure.
▪ He just makes sure that everyone in his team knows the job they have to do and the accountabilities they hold.
▪ He must take full responsibility for making sure his requirements are met.
▪ I checked the phone cord and made sure it was plugged in correctly.
▪ If you missed the Contest of Champions this year, make sure you don't in 1993.
▪ If your cheesemonger cuts a Swaledale for the person in front of you, make sure that you take a piece as well.
▪ Once you have issued the invitation it is important to make sure that the photographers will be able to do their job.
▪ So next time you hit the road make sure it doesn't hit back.
▪ We must go at once to make sure.
make the best of sth
▪ It's not going to be fun, but we might as well make the best of it.
▪ A good travel partner laughs and makes the best of it.
▪ For the most part, however, he made the best of contemporary information.
▪ In these circumstances one makes the best of limited information.
▪ Jack made the best of his bad luck at being captured and found plenty to occupy his time.
▪ One has to make the best of a situation, after all.
▪ When Miihlenberg learned that it was indeed a free country, he made the best of things.
▪ Yet despite her palpable alienation from suburban stay-at-home motherhood, she is determined to make the best of it.
make the first move
▪ Everybody's waiting for the other person to make the first move.
▪ I'd always been attracted to her, but I was too shy to make the first move.
▪ Neither side is willing to make the first move in the trade talks.
▪ The employees made the first move to end the strike.
▪ And in the matter of seduction itself, once more it is the male who is expected to make the first move.
▪ And now Cambridge United, who recently sacked controversial manager John Beck, have made the first move.
▪ He had decided to do nothing further for the present and leave it to Berowne to make the first move.
▪ If they have upset you, perhaps they are hoping you will make the first move.
▪ She was damned if she was going to make the first move.
▪ Those weeks, not seeing him, wondering, too proud to make the first move.
▪ We suggest you make the first move.
▪ We were both trembling with desire, afraid to make the first move.
make the first move
▪ And in the matter of seduction itself, once more it is the male who is expected to make the first move.
▪ And now Cambridge United, who recently sacked controversial manager John Beck, have made the first move.
▪ He had decided to do nothing further for the present and leave it to Berowne to make the first move.
▪ If they have upset you, perhaps they are hoping you will make the first move.
▪ She was damned if she was going to make the first move.
▪ Those weeks, not seeing him, wondering, too proud to make the first move.
▪ We suggest you make the first move.
▪ We were both trembling with desire, afraid to make the first move.
make the grade
▪ Only a few athletes make the grade in professional sports.
▪ Only the talented few make the grade in professional golf.
▪ She would like to become a lawyer but she's not sure whether she'll make the grade.
▪ A handful of dramas make the grade but the sitcoms are failing miserably.
▪ About 3. 1 million families made the grade this year.
▪ Durham deliver PRE-SEASON thoughts on the prospects of newcomers Durham making the grade were borne out in the early weeks.
▪ I normally sell it straight off the combine for malting, or feed if it fails to make the grade.
▪ It became an aloof, lonely personal fight to make the grade.
▪ It decided me that I wasn't going to be good enough to make the grade.
▪ The best strategy is to have small males who stick like glue on the rare occasions when one makes the grade.
▪ Then the firm are given one year to make the grade.
make the most of sth/get the most out of sth
make the supreme sacrifice
▪ These were people who showed courage, faith, and were an example to all by making the supreme sacrifice.
▪ We felt that it was a great tribute to us and all our many comrades who made the supreme sacrifice.
▪ You made the supreme sacrifice of your life for your work last night, so don't be shy about admitting it.
make tracks
▪ When the doors open, customers make tracks for the sale items.
▪ A deer makes tracks in the snow.
▪ When they were well out of the way we made tracks for home and I looked forward to a quiet evening.
make up leeway
make up your mind/make your mind up
make use of sth
▪ It's a shame that teachers don't make use of the new computer lab.
▪ At this point we make use of the homogeneity and isotropy of the space.
▪ For though neither empiricism nor idealism are satisfactory in themselves, Ishmael does make use of both.
▪ I also had a suspicious, ungenerous feeling about the reluctance of the white teachers to make use of more realistic books.
▪ Often we use a contractor to make use of the most-up-to-date machinery around.
▪ One has to think twice before one orders a cup of coffee, in case one's making use of one's position.
▪ Some other mammals do make use of bedding, it's true.
▪ We must make use of microelectronic technology.
▪ With tight defence budgets, Trinidad is trying to change the law to make use of seized assets a priority.
make waves
▪ Lora can do what ever she wants at work as long as she doesn't make waves.
▪ Although the full portent of that legislation has yet to sink in, it is already making waves.
▪ And, after a spell of obscurity, Sidney Bechet was making waves again.
▪ Council to make waves at show A NORTH-EAST council is hoping to make waves at a top boat show.
▪ The desire not to make waves is a particularly depressing and insipid form of self-censorship.
▪ The youngsters hoping to make waves in Barcelona.
▪ What gradually emerged was a project that is still making waves in economics.
▪ With men and women like Anderson, Davis, Drew, and Randolph, blacks made waves during the war.
make way (for sth/sb)
▪ As people shuffled backward to make way for the procession, others were pushed against the platform.
▪ Is there any point in opening a book on who our Howard will drop to make way for rodders.
▪ The crowd opens up and makes way for us.
▪ The Glamorgan opener drops down to vice-captain to make way for Yorkshire's Martyn Moxon.
▪ The Invisible Man will have to make way for the Insubstantial Man.
▪ Two: who has to go to make way for him?
make whoopee
make your apologies
▪ Bodie hesitated only briefly before making his apologies and walking away.
▪ It might be wisest to make her apologies and go home.
make your excuses
▪ How dared he stand her up - and then get that woman to phone and make his excuses?
▪ I made my excuses and departed soon after that.
▪ I made my excuses and left before Grant Watson remembered I owed him an essay.
▪ I made my excuses and left.
▪ Two-thirds of those summoned for jury service do not turn up, some making their excuses, some not bothering.
▪ Valerie Jones made her excuses and left - she had had more than enough coffee.
▪ We made our excuses and left.
▪ We make our excuses, in fact.
make your mouth water
▪ The thought of bacon and eggs made her mouth water.
▪ Acidity: this is the quality in lemon juice that makes your mouth water.
▪ It fair makes your mouth water.
▪ It made your mouth water even though you'd seen how it was made!
▪ Just thinking about it made his mouth water.
▪ The Brewhouse Theatre offers year-round entertainment and a wide choice of restaurants make your mouth water.
▪ The thought of a sandwich made her mouth water.
make your presence felt
▪ Bruce wasted little time making his presence felt by scoring in the first ten minutes of the game.
▪ A sense of urgency begins to make its presence felt.
▪ After two miles of road, and maybe the first blisters and unknown muscles making their presence felt, came the test!
▪ But Kiker quickly made his presence felt.
▪ Eva was more used to making her presence felt.
▪ In music, art, architecture, and so on, they make their presence felt.
▪ She was a very pretty girl and made her presence felt almost at once.
▪ Some ant cuckoo females make their presence felt in more dramatic fashion.
▪ There were also other things moving around and making their presence felt.
make your way
▪ As I made my way back to the Métro I felt a sort of heightened awareness.
▪ Bleeped for a naughty word during the telecast, Morissette did not make her way backstage to answer questions.
▪ Christine says, not knowing what to expect from the party making its way down the street.
▪ Dragging the door shut, she made her way towards the stairs.
▪ Finally she turned round and, slowly and very reluctantly, began to make her way back towards the house.
▪ Rising slowly like an automaton, she made her way over to the counter and picked up the receiver.
▪ Slowing to seventy, he made his way home.
▪ When that evening she made her way up to Helen's flat, she found that Edward was there.
make your/an entrance
▪ The hero doesn't make his entrance until Act II, Scene 2.
▪ With her long fur coat, she always made a dramatic entrance.
▪ Dominic used to love making an entrance.
▪ Drunk or crazy, the tall man had made an entrance worthy of Henry Irving.
▪ Frankie tells the audience how the Producers had wanted him to make an entrance by sliding down a fireman's pole!
▪ With the separation and distinction, light and life can make an entrance.
make yourself at home
▪ Make yourselves at home. Would you like a cup of coffee?
▪ Cynthia, he thought, did not have much trouble making herself at home.
▪ Here, sit down and make yourself at home.
▪ Nothing like making yourself at home.
▪ Perspective 6: People make themselves at home throughout the solar system.
▪ She had to make herself at home, somehow.
▪ She pulled off her hat, she made herself at home.
▪ They float right through the glass and make themselves at home.
▪ Two weeks later a young married couple were the new tenants filling the house, making themselves at home.
make yourself scarce
▪ For the next few days I made myself scarce, hoping his bad mood would pass.
▪ When Gary and Clare began to argue, Reg decided to make himself scarce.
▪ You'd better make yourselves scarce before the manager gets here.
▪ For the next few days I made myself scarce, hoping that his displeasure was temporary.
▪ He generally makes himself scarce in his room with his computer.
▪ He has refused to speak to Hundley and is making himself scarce at the Delta Center to local reporters.
▪ I didn't wait to be told twice and I made myself scarce.
▪ I made myself scarce as quickly as I could.
▪ Maggie had made herself useful to her stepmother by running the house, and yet continued to make herself scarce.
▪ The Magistrate, mortified, had made himself scarce.
make/be so bold (as to do sth)
make/find common cause (with/against sb)
make/grab (the) headlines
▪ Woods' success has made headlines nationwide.
▪ Days later his passionate affair with cartoonist Sally Anne Lassoon was making headlines.
▪ It is the exceptions which make the headlines.
▪ More airplane tragedies will make the headlines.
▪ The problems-from bad backs to carpal tunnel syndrome to headaches-have made the headlines of every health magazine in the country.
▪ The story made headlines around the world and researchers believe it may have inspired the novel Lassie Come Home.
▪ This is evidenced by a number of recent disasters which have made the headlines.
▪ What has grabbed headlines this year is the issue of food safety.
make/leave your mark
▪ Accompanied by his wife and stepson, he headed south, leaving his mark as a burglar.
▪ But the company left its mark.
▪ His great predecessors made their marks with bold deeds.
▪ Inevitably, perhaps, Jasper Johns's renowned Target is here and undeniably yet again succeeds in making its mark.
▪ It was here in Iowa in 1988 that the new religious right first made its mark in national politics.
▪ Its competition made their marks by being faster and easier to use.
▪ Stop Hinkley Expansion had made its mark.
▪ The grey streets of London and a Western society on which the permissive 1960s had made its mark were small compensation.
make/pass water
▪ For example, to make water, burn one weight of hydrogen with eight of oxygen.
▪ How often should I make water changes, and how should I mix the salt?
▪ I can not pass water without a forgotten claimant reaching for what is his.
▪ Pollutions which are high in suspended solids make water appear murky and leave deposits on the beds and banks of watercourses.
▪ The highest-performance combination of rocket propellants is hydrogen and oxygen, which burn to make water.
▪ The same device, run backwards, reacts hydrogen and oxygen together to make water and generate electrical power.
▪ Topping up is by a hose, placed soas to pass water through the filter before reaching the pond.
▪ Zubrin proposes using the Sabatier process to react hydrogen with carbon dioxide to make water vapor and methane.
make/stage a comeback
▪ The miniskirt made a comeback in the late 1980s.
▪ But for Jones, still troubled by injury, and Barnes, yet to make a comeback, it is still too early.
▪ But now at Shortwood farm in Herefordshire, the binder is making a comeback.
▪ But Route 66 is making a comeback.
▪ But since then it has been making a comeback.
▪ Even the poisonous dinitrophenol made a comeback.
▪ Not that pale faces are making a comeback.
▪ Rab tried to stage a comeback.
▪ They, too, made a comeback, winning the presidency with Jimmy Carter in 1976.
make/turn sth into an art form
▪ Ronald Reagan turned it into an art form.
▪ To avoid simultaneous borrowing and depositing you should monitor how accurate your forecasting is, without turning this into an art form.
new-made/new-formed/new-laid etc
not make a blind bit of difference
not make a habit of (doing) sth
▪ The nutritive arguments still stand and I would not make a habit of eating lots of white bread.
practice makes perfect
▪ Finally, Mr Shapiro points out, practice makes perfect.
▪ Whatever caulk you use, remember that practice makes perfect.
put in an appearance/make an appearance
put/make a move on sb
that makes two of us
▪ Well, that makes two of us, Hilary thought with a little smile as she sat at the table.
the devil makes/finds work for idle hands
there's money (to be made) in sth
▪ Experts and city officials agree there's money to be made in the casino business.
▪ And there's money in being the best.
▪ And there's money in it.
▪ I love airline food and further suspect that there's money in it somewhere.
two wrongs don't make a right
we all make mistakes
▪ As I told you once, we all make mistakes in our youth.
you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs
you've made your bed and you must lie on it
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ "How much do I owe you for the meal?'' "I make it $10.50.''
▪ a bag made of leather
▪ a car made in Japan
▪ Archie doesn't even make an effort to help out around the house.
▪ At school the other kids always made jokes about my name.
▪ British Telecom made over $3 billion last year.
▪ Carol's making carrot cake for dessert.
▪ Children with the disease rarely make it past their tenth birthday.
▪ Cooper's going to make a good doctor one day.
▪ Diane makes all her own clothes.
▪ Did you make that dress yourself?
▪ Don't they make a cute couple?
▪ Ella makes a lot of money.
▪ Engineers have been working throughout the night to make the bridge safe.
▪ For me, the trip to Caracas made the holiday.
▪ He'll make a good father.
▪ He made two small holes in the wood.
▪ He could make things very difficult for us.
▪ He ran 30 yards to make his second touchdown of the quarter.
▪ He was starting to wonder if he would ever make it in the Major Leagues.
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
different
▪ To my knowledge there are currently four different makes of locator available.
▪ A convertible drove by, but it was white and a different make.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
(make) encouraging/optimistic etc noises (about sth)
I'm not made of money
▪ "Why don't you move to a bigger house?" "I'm not made of money, you know!"
▪ I can't buy you shoes as well - I'm not made of money!
I'm not made of money
all work and no play (makes Jack a dull boy)
be made (for life)
▪ Accusations of ballot-box stuffing at the neighborhood-run election were made about the meeting which nominated the new slate.
▪ Both the subcommittee and Mr Gingrich agree that no public comment should be made about this matter while it is still pending.
▪ That base, Dobson contends, is made up of conservative Christians who are anti-abortion.
▪ The chief librarian is responsible for an operation that is made up of the Main Library and 26 neighborhood branches.
▪ The neck is made from maple, which was a surprise, because I was expecting mahogany.
▪ The temporary replacement car will be made available only when full details of the loss or damage are notified to General Accident.
▪ Various adjustments are made to allow for special circumstances affecting local costs of providing particular services.
be made for each other
▪ Sam and Ellie are made for each other. I just can't think of either of them with anyone else.
▪ Television and the Muppets were made for each other.
▪ When they met in Paris last fall, they fell immediately in love and knew they were made for each other.
▪ A year ago, these same pundits were saying that private investors and the internet were made for each other.
▪ And everyone uses the E-word: Enya and ethereal were made for each other.
▪ People and snakes, it would seem, were made for each other.
▪ When they met in Paris last fall, they knew they were made for each other.
▪ You and Debbie were made for each other.
be made of sterner stuff
▪ But Bastide was made of sterner stuff.
▪ But it seems to us that hypocrisy should be made of sterner stuff.
▪ In the years separating the two Great Wars women were made of sterner stuff.
▪ Miller seemed about to choke on his drink, but Floyd was made of sterner stuff.
▪ The female characters, too, are made of sterner stuff than the quick-witted schemers of Figaro.
▪ The visitors seem to be made of sterner stuff.
▪ This time, however, the opposition was made of sterner stuff.
be made of stone
▪ Before the steel skeleton, tall buildings were made of stone.
▪ The floors throughout the house are made of stone, including upstairs!
be made up
be of your own making
▪ He knew it was of his own making but that was not useful knowledge because he could not unmake it.
▪ Part of this is of his own making.
▪ The mink has had a chequered relationship with us, but we must remember that the changes are of our own making.
▪ The problems faced by the accountancy profession are of its own making.
▪ They frequently have to deal with awkward and unpleasant problems which may or may not be of their own making.
▪ Yet much of her frustration was of her own making and within herself.
be the making of sb
▪ Its focus is the making of a single programme in the Channel 4 series Dispatches.
▪ One of its main uses was the making of plough shares and other farm implements.
▪ One of these was the making of jewellery.
▪ Some years later, Muriel admits that this conversation was the making of her.
▪ Strange how what you regard at the time as being your downfall, often turns out to be the making of you.
▪ The Cruise, for instance, was the making of Jane McDonald.
can't make head or/nor tail of sth
cause/kick up/make etc a stink
▪ It's financial clout that counts or, failing that, kicking up a stink.
▪ It's for your protection, so that you have the union behind you if Mellowes kicks up a stink.
▪ It will still contain plenty of business and mortgage borrowers to kick up a stink about base rates.
don't make me laugh
▪ "Could you finish this by tomorrow?" "Don't make me laugh."
factory-made/German-made/homemade etc
fresh-made/fresh-cut/fresh-grated etc
freshly ground/picked/made etc
▪ A garland of freshly picked marigolds hung from the mirror.
▪ A good addition to dried apricot fool is a spoonful or two of freshly ground almonds.
▪ Add the mascarpone Reheat, adding the mascarpone and correcting the seasoning with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
▪ Drizzle with a tablespoon or so of olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
▪ Season generously with freshly ground pepper and add salt to taste.
▪ Squeeze over some lemon juice and add freshly ground pepper.
▪ Sure enough, inside we found some beautiful zucchini and tomatoes, freshly picked from a nearby garden.
▪ There were dates and a delicious bowl of freshly made cottage cheese.
have (got) it made
▪ Nowadays, these people have got it made.
▪ Others chimed in, saying those who have it made are pulling up the ladder on those less fortunate.
have it made in the shade
have/make common cause (with/against sb)
it makes no difference to sb
▪ But it makes no difference to Spiderglass what you call yourself.
▪ That does not mean it makes no difference to social welfare which rules we settle upon.
it makes no odds
leave/make its mark on sb/sth
▪ Being on a Kindertransport was, in itself, a traumatic experience that left its mark on otherwise balanced and healthy children.
▪ Growing up in the shadow of Olivier had already left its mark on Richard professionally.
▪ History is what you live and it leaves its mark on how you die.
▪ I was only a boy of ten at the time, but it left its mark on me too.
▪ It's bound to leave its mark on a man.
▪ So Hackney has left its mark on the history of madness.
let it be known/make it known (that)
make (a) nonsense of sth
▪ A voice which ordered the clocks back, which made a nonsense of time.
▪ Actions in nuisance, if successful, would make a nonsense of the whole scheme.
▪ Besides, the advent of a National Lottery next year could make a nonsense of the strategy's premises about funding.
▪ How it rained in Arbroath; trying to see through curtains of falling water makes a nonsense of note-taking.
▪ However, this makes nonsense of the notion of having word units stored at this level.
▪ It is just electricity that makes a nonsense of natural design.
▪ They omitted from their calculations two factors which were to make a nonsense of their plans.
make (all) the right noises (about sth)
make (all) the running
▪ As the race started, Dettori decided to make the running.
▪ Busy Martin Ling made the running.
▪ Collins made the running down the left and found Slater at the back-post.
▪ Hodkinson, encouraged by his corner, was now making all the running.
▪ Painfully and in the open she had to make all the running.
▪ That was precisely what women had done in the past - sit back and wait for men to make the running.
▪ The wary fighter backs off from you and so must be encouraged to make all the running.
▪ When this is so, a visit will always go well if they are allowed to make the running.
make (for) interesting/fascinating/compelling etc reading
▪ A glance at the provisions of the Convention makes interesting reading.
▪ He also has a collection of Rentokil news letters going back to his early days which made for fascinating reading after dinner.
▪ His observations may make interesting reading.
▪ In the context of the £33 million earmarked for 20 City Technology Colleges, that figure makes interesting reading.
▪ Its Report was published in 1867 and makes fascinating reading.
▪ The guidance, when it appears, should make interesting reading.
▪ The report I commissioned on you makes for interesting reading.
▪ This, unlike the first one, makes interesting reading, and is referred to continually.
make (some) sense of sth
▪ Both writing and speech require context to make sense of what might formally be ambiguous.
▪ Evelyn stretched out on her back and stared into the dark, trying to make sense of the day's events.
▪ How can human beings in normal conversation makes sense of 5,000 words an hour of confusing, semi-organized information?
▪ It is not easy to make sense of the maze of facts and figures concerning the settlements.
▪ No wonder the new managers found it difficult to make sense of and define their new role.
▪ They were arriving in their World Humanities class unable to make sense of a literary text.
▪ This often happens when independent organizations seek to make sense of different providers offering the same service.
▪ We do advise you to dig out the manual that came with your modem to help make sense of the relevant commands.
make (your) peace with sb
▪ A long time ago, I made peace with the state of Virginia and the South....
▪ For almost 20 years, she struggled to make peace with the past.
▪ Her main motive was simple: to retrieve the ring and thereby enable Rick to make peace with his family.
▪ Only Alik seems to have made peace with his upbringing.
▪ Some ODers even made peace with Theory X executives who were willing to back their efforts.
make a big thing of/about/out of sth
▪ It was Arbor Day, and their teacher, Miss Ellis, made a big thing out of it.
make a clean breast of it
make a clean breast of it/things
▪ He needs to go before the public and make a clean breast of it.
make a day of it
▪ We were going into New York for the concert anyway, so we decided to make a day of it.
▪ Imagine how lovely it would be - you could take the whole family and make a day of it.
▪ They make a day of it, tailgating before the game and, weather permitting, after it, too.
make a dog's breakfast of sth
make a drama out of sth
make a fool of sb
▪ Why did you try to make a fool of me in public?
▪ And Jeffries then proceeded to make a fool of Marshak by never again producing a single scholarly work.
▪ And why should you make a fool of yourself now by trying?
▪ Has my host made a fool of me?
▪ One thing Congress apparently can do in a bipartisan spirit is to make a fool of itself.
▪ People got tired of interviewing him because they felt they were being made fools of.
▪ The mature glider pilot would never hesitate to make a fool of himself in the interests of safety.
▪ We were dreary and would have made fools of ourselves.
▪ Your biggest fear is probably the fear of making a fool of yourself and this is what is making you nervous.
make a fool of yourself
▪ I met Sylvester Stallone one time and made a complete fool of myself.
▪ A true cat is often willing to make a fool of herself, but only on her own terms.
▪ And why should you make a fool of yourself now by trying?
▪ Athletes will seldom make fools of themselves for the press.
▪ I have made a fool of myself.
▪ One thing Congress apparently can do in a bipartisan spirit is to make a fool of itself.
▪ She had truly made a fool of herself.
▪ The mature glider pilot would never hesitate to make a fool of himself in the interests of safety.
▪ Your biggest fear is probably the fear of making a fool of yourself and this is what is making you nervous.
make a fuss of sb/sth
▪ And if there is one thing that West London hotels particularly enjoy, it is making a fuss of Joe Jackson.
▪ And Katie started crying all over again just so that he would make a fuss of her.
▪ And making a fuss of me because they knew that my stitches had burst.
▪ But making a fuss of Mum shouldn't be restricted to just one day of the year!
▪ She was still very nervous, though Mrs. Castell knew to make a fuss of her.
▪ Southall waits for me now when I arrive and make a fuss of me - I can even hug Kizzy.
▪ That's why I made a fuss of him when we got married.
make a go of sth
▪ They both want to make a go of their relationship.
▪ Carol found herself wishing that Fred could make a go of something.
▪ Discs realised maybe they could make a go of it.
▪ He persuaded creditors to give him three years to make a go of the garden.
▪ I keep expecting to hear you and Cora-Beth are making a go of it?
▪ Now she was set to make a go of her programming business, and nothing was going to stop her.
▪ She just knew she could make a go of it!
▪ So he made a go of permanently avoiding the issue.
▪ The rest of the story is that my great-grandfather could never really make a go of his life after that.
make a good/bad fist of sth
make a hash of sth
▪ And then she's made a hash of that an'all.
▪ Her prolonged absence had affected his concentration, and he'd made a hash of the signature of Percy Bysshe Shelley.
▪ She knew she'd made a hash of the whole thing, and she'd let her tongue run away with her.
▪ Such variations can make hash of attempts to say anything categorical about how people respond to alcohol.
make a joke (out) of sth
▪ My mother always makes a joke of everything.
▪ He makes a joke of the injury because, at 59, it is an inconvenience rather than a disaster.
▪ I'd made a joke of it.
▪ That readiness to make a joke of life had been temporarily eclipsed.
▪ We made a joke of it, the way Charles always came loaded with books on some new subject.
▪ You had your own reasons for making the call, and why not make a joke out of it?
make a meal (out) of sth
▪ A bird that thought so and decided to make a meal of it would quickly die.
▪ Although he made a meal of applying the finish, the ball eventually finished in the net.
▪ And make a meal of the soccer, with Swindon verses West Ham in the live match on Sunday.
▪ Bruce Davidson was making a meal of explaining a straight forward case essentially because he was trying to impress Catherine Crane.
▪ By the marks in the sand, it had been felled by a falcon, which made a meal of its flesh.
▪ Looking for a creative way to make a meal out of leftover scraps of ham, turkey or pork roast?
▪ The police would go through the motions, but they wouldn't make a meal of it.
▪ You realise then, well enough, that making a meal of plants can demand both skill and knowledge.
make a mental note
▪ As he came in, I made a mental note of where he put the keys.
▪ I let the remark pass, but made a mental note for myself.
▪ I said nothing to Liz, but made a mental note to ask her sister about it later.
▪ She made a mental note to call Marcia when she got home.
▪ Child circled the classroom, making mental notes of good or negative parenting behavior he would discuss with the adults later.
▪ He made a mental note of the byline above the Globe articles, Frank Dougherty, then sifted through the newspaper photographs.
▪ He made a mental note of the number of coaches and freight cars.
▪ He made a mental note to buy another chair.
▪ He made a mental note to call her and arrange a time to meet, away from her parents.
▪ I let the subject pass and made a mental note for myself.
▪ Just make a mental note of what is around.
▪ The student should look out for them and make a mental note of their fascinating and beautiful effect.
make a mess of (doing) sth
▪ An explosion would have made a mess of them, and matchsticks of that tub.
▪ Convinced of his own plainness, Graham is here engaged in taking Jenny out and making a mess of kissing her.
▪ Hands were wrung in every quarter at the prospect of homosexuals making a mess of this fine, strong outfit.
▪ He made a mess of things in the park, but it's the first time he's got it wrong.
▪ If I make a mess of it that woman is going to be so glad.
▪ Most people make a mess of handling money.
▪ She made a mess of her life.
▪ The shell hit the roof of the building and made a mess of the inside of the building.
make a mockery of sth
▪ He had stolen the best months of her life and made a mockery of her love.
▪ These endless appeals and delays make a mockery of justice.
▪ But Labourpoliticians and women's groups accused him of making a mockery of the Government's efforts to tackle domestic violence.
▪ By being slow to drop the rates, the banks make a mockery of the Government's policy.
▪ Excluding the Balts would make a mockery of expansion.
▪ Large jury awards are making a mockery of the justice system, we are told.
▪ She had betrayed both him and me, and made a mockery of her feelings; of the entire tragedy itself.
▪ The losing Pittsburgh Steelers for making a mockery of their underdog status.
▪ The Western world is making a mockery of us.
▪ They have always been unseemly, since they make a mockery of the moral values they purport to uphold.
make a monkey (out) of sb
make a mountain out of a molehill
▪ She was only five minutes late! You're making a mountain out of a molehill.
make a muck of sth
make a pig's ear of sth
make a point of doing sth
▪ Bridget made a point of thanking each of us for the gift.
▪ He makes a point of letting his congregation know he takes care of his children.
▪ He seemed to make a point of taking two steps backward for every one step forward.
▪ Hitachi is expected to make a point of integration, management and directory synchronisation.
▪ It's a spectacular scene and I make a point of leaving my dictation and watching through the curtains each evening.
▪ Kramer braced and made a point of looking tough and bored.
▪ They'd made a point of it.
▪ They made a point of recruiting fledgling Latino engineers into the organization.
make a silk purse out of a sow's ear
make a spectacle of yourself
▪ Jody made a complete spectacle of herself by getting drunk at the wedding.
▪ However, it was obvious that she was intent on making a spectacle of herself.
▪ She did not rant or rave or otherwise make a spectacle of herself.
▪ They didn't make a spectacle of themselves.
▪ You're simply making a spectacle of yourself.
▪ You and your so-called friends make spectacles of yourselves at the party, litter the garden with debris and vandalise this fountain.
make a study of sth
make a virtue of necessity
▪ But Simon does not merely make a virtue of necessity.
▪ But since response from ministers by the 1840s was extremely circumspect the reformers were probably making a virtue of necessity.
make a virtue of sth
make a/the difference
▪ A real expectation that an opinion will be respected, make a difference.
▪ But so far, they have not found enough illegal or incorrect votes to make a difference in the DornanSanchez contest.
▪ Detailed costing can make the difference between an excellent idea and a ruinous one.
▪ I realized that she was right-and it made a difference.
▪ Norman Lear had a guiding vision, a belief in himself, a belief that he could make a difference.
▪ The more detailed analysis presented here therefore strongly suggests that the Home Support Project does make a difference.
▪ The World Health Report 1999: making a difference.
▪ Your prayers could make the difference, affecting the final outcome.
make a/your pile
▪ He did not make his pile opening bazaars you feel sure.
▪ Then gently place the children into the helter-skelter, and make a pile of mats at the bottom.
make allowance/allowances (for sb)
▪ Despite all his efficient calculations Donald never seemed to make allowances for this.
▪ Gender-free testing may mean not making allowances for women.
▪ Of course he made allowances for error.
▪ Once we make allowances for this formal difference, we can see that both accounts are making the same point.
▪ Remember my age and make allowance for it.
▪ The Crosby used to make allowances for time-wasting yahoos.
▪ Those who claimed a break-even or loss situation did not make allowance for home produced food.
▪ Where it is necessary for any goods to be sent by post please make allowance for this in your remittance.
make amends (to sb/for sth)
▪ But I must, you are right, make amends for that.
▪ But the best way of making amends is to substitute for old habits new, and better, ones.
▪ Kids should be taught to make amends for their own mistakes.
▪ Nina felt in that moment that somehow she must make amends for all the wrong she had done in her life.
▪ Others include the cathartic process of making amends to the people you have hurt through your addiction.
▪ She felt in the bed for Alice's hand and squeezed it, to make amends.
▪ The impulse to make amends is not a bad one.
▪ They now have only one round-robin group match left to make amends.
make an example of sb
▪ But because of the publicity they had to make an example of Corey.
▪ By making an example of Holy Trinity he could punish his Jesuit adversaries and demonstrate his orthodoxy in a single swoop.
▪ Campbell believed he could strengthen his hand by making an example of a council member in order to demonstrate where power lay.
▪ Canine, on the other hand, was strongly in favor of making an example of Petersen.
▪ He had to make an example of the old man's insubordination, and make others fear to follow in his footsteps.
▪ He makes examples of a few to scare the rest.
▪ I think they wanted to make an example of me.
▪ If muggers can be deterred by punitive sentencing, then some of them must be made an example of.
make an exhibition of yourself
▪ Sam got drunk and made an exhibition of himself as usual.
▪ Even the mouse and the cynic are constantly making an exhibition of themselves.
▪ I didn't want you making an exhibition of yourself.
▪ It would be dreadful if one ran out while the children were present and she made an exhibition of herself by screaming!
▪ Somehow or other he must surely be making an exhibition of himself.
make an honest woman (out) of sb
▪ If dishonoured her, must then make an honest woman of her?
make an issue (out) of sth
▪ There's nothing wrong with your hair, so stop making an issue out of it.
▪ For example, the government might make an issue of 100,000 ninety-one-day bills, each at a discount of 1,000.
▪ He would make an issue of his right to certain beliefs.
▪ However, do not make an issue of refusing a drink.
▪ I have not chosen to make an issue of such distinctions here.
▪ The secretary of state occasionally complains in public about this; no other official makes an issue of it.
▪ Try not to make an issue of it, Dubner said.
make capital from/out of sth
make certain
▪ Begin by making certain that the door itself is strong enough.
▪ Contractors are working hard to make certain all the homes will be ready for occupation as soon as possible.
▪ He watched her long enough to make certain she was breathing.
▪ Nicholas knelt, then lifted him to the base of the wall and knelt again, to make certain.
▪ Reacher had made certain fine, illegal adjustments of the turbine.
▪ She's clearly intent on making certain that guests enjoy themselves.
▪ This principle, then, makes certain general predictions about acquisition.
▪ What position are they in to make certain the prisoners abide by the rules of their temporary release?
make ends meet
▪ My mother had to work 12 hours a day in a factory just to make ends meet.
▪ Old people on pensions are finding it hard to make ends meet.
▪ With the car repairs, I just don't see how we're going to make ends meet this month.
▪ As a small company of 15 boys we find it hard to make ends meet.
▪ Non-college women with children struggling to make ends meet have a different agenda from that of single college-educated women with hot careers.
▪ She is unemployed and depends upon benefits to make ends meet.
▪ The most deprived sections of the population are finding it hard to make ends meet.
▪ They had no machinery for making ends meet.
▪ Though near the top of her earning potential, she said she is forced to work extra jobs to make ends meet.
▪ To make ends meet, she works for a travel company and makes dumplings for a cafeteria.
▪ What she saw around her in the neighborhood where we both grew up was divorce and the struggle to make ends meet.
make eyes at sb/give sb the eye
make false representations
make free with sth
▪ He declined to make free with her narrow loins.
▪ Or company directors who like to make free with their own ca-ca?
make friends
▪ Did you make any new friends at school today?
▪ Her family moved a lot, and it wasn't always easy to make friends.
▪ The children soon made friends with the kids next door.
▪ Always an easy-going person, Guy had no difficulty in making friends in any situation.
▪ Everyone could make friends and count on seeing those friends again.
▪ Freddie manages to make friends with extremely shy Jessie, and their bond causes Jessie to blossom like the roses she grows.
▪ He even blamed them for his inability to make friends or establish ongoing relationships.
▪ Klein says she stays involved as editor of her high school paper, and Nyberg makes friends in the school marching band.
▪ Sport is more about making friends, building communities, and sharing experiences than keeping fit.
▪ They make friends with children in other cities without leaving town.
▪ Thus Ramsey found leisure to read, and write, and make friends in the diocese.
make friends with sb
▪ But if you run into problems, make friends with the helpful staff at the enquiry desks. 2.
▪ Everybody, it seems, wanted to make friends with 18-to-49-year-old viewers.
▪ Freddie manages to make friends with extremely shy Jessie, and their bond causes Jessie to blossom like the roses she grows.
▪ Some girls show a guy they're terrific cooks - and my room-mate shows him she can make friends with his granny!
▪ They're starting to want to make friends with other children, but are not sure how to go about it.
▪ This time I tried to make friends with her.
make fun of sb/sth
▪ Stop it - I don't make fun of the way you talk, do I?
▪ He felt that they were making fun of him, though he could not understand why.
▪ I hated her because she had such a stupid name and yet no one dared make fun of her.
▪ I recently visited my cousin, and Joe and Steven kept making fun of me.
▪ Like Neil still makes fun of me.
▪ Q: Of the many things there are to make fun of in Martha, what struck you as the most absurd?
▪ The boys at school used to make fun of me because I have a crooked spine.
▪ They may feel very angry at peo-ple who make fun of them.
▪ We don't like 16-bit owners making fun of us 8-bit owners, so why should we make fun of the Spectrum?
make game of sb
make good
▪ He's just a poor country boy who made good in the city.
▪ Hsieh came to America as a poor teenager, but worked hard and made good.
▪ Ian thinks that just because he made good, everybody else can too.
▪ Dawn made good progress, and was soon able to stand up.
▪ However, although he might look a bit lost, he makes good in Year 2.
▪ I needed to make better pitches with runners on base....
▪ I started making good swings, and I became entranced by what I was doing.
▪ It therefore makes good sense for us to control for date of birth when looking at the effects of terminal education age.
▪ More separate provision is being provided and many authorities make good use of the facilities made available by voluntary organizations.
▪ The next afternoon, Sunday, Jody makes good on her promise.
make good a debt/loss etc
▪ Their use should minimise water use to making good losses through evaporation.
make good time
▪ Once we got on the freeway, we made good time.
▪ After the ferry incident, we make good time.
▪ But DeLatorre, leading the convoy, made better time than he expected.
▪ I made good time back over the motorway.
▪ I was no weight, we made good time.
▪ The weather was not too promising, but we made good time and were soon at the first terrace.
▪ They made good time thereafter, considering the darkness, encountering no problems.
▪ We had made good time and had to ease speed to avoid closing the island in darkness.
▪ We were making good time through the foothills.
make good your escape
▪ Angel One and his followers had made good their escape.
▪ At all events the pursuit came to a sudden halt and Henry was able to make good his escape in peace.
▪ By the time they had sorted out the confusion and given chase, the woman had made good her escape.
▪ He opened the door and prepared to make good his escape.
▪ Instead, she made good her escape, bolting the galley door so that he could not follow her.
▪ Only the timely arrival of a window-cleaner enabled Branson to make good his escape.
▪ Salim makes good his escape on the steamer - bound, we take it, for his bride.
▪ The next morning it was found that General Sedgwick had made good his escape and removed his bridges....
make hard work of sth
▪ She was making hard work of plucking the goose.
▪ You can make hard work of an easy job if you don't know the right way to go.
make haste
▪ Roosevelt towards the end of his life seemed content to make haste slowly.
▪ We made haste inside, horse, carriage, and all.
▪ When he saw Edwin Chase striding up towards them he made haste to make known one to the other.
make hay (while the sun shines)
▪ The tourists won't be here forever, so we'd better make hay while the sun shines.
make headway
▪ If either side is to make any headway in these negotiations, they must be prepared to compromise.
▪ Sylvia's teachers all say that she has made great headway this term.
▪ The new agreement indicated that the government was at last making headway against the terrorists.
▪ Achieving a standstill is vital for Heron if it is to make headway in rescheduling its debt.
▪ But vintners made headway last year with the publication of new federal dietary guidelines that for the first time described those benefits.
▪ But with ruler Mercury in direct motion from the 1st, you can make headway.
▪ In three sensitive areas-tax administration, education and pensions-Jospin found it impossible to make headway.
▪ Labour has not made headway with that point.
▪ The trouble is that small boats make headway a lot faster than big governments.
▪ This option largely failed to make headway for many of the basic theoretical reasons that were outlined in Chapter 2.
▪ To put that off, she needed to make headway that would be noticed in the real world.
make heavy weather of sth
▪ I was making heavy weather of it but dared not rest for the cold.
▪ So it is not surprising that adolescents sometimes make heavy weather of the whole process.
▪ Some publishers are making heavy weather of 1992.
make heavy/hard work of sth
▪ She was making hard work of plucking the goose.
▪ You can make hard work of an easy job if you don't know the right way to go.
make history
▪ Lindbergh made history when he flew across the Atlantic in 1927.
▪ Christie in with the in-crowd Zola ... about to make history or just history?
▪ He then walked off, having made television history-and, one might say, having made history good television.
▪ It made history, becoming the highest-rated television program ever.
▪ Maybe they knew this was their big moment, their chance to make history.
▪ The 1995 Legislature made history by getting half way there.
▪ While Powell provided the drama, Lewis simply made history on the fifth day of the Olympic Trials.
▪ You can not make histories, you can not write books without order.
make inroads into/on sth
▪ In the first, the discursive, the secondary process makes inroads into the primary process.
▪ Meanwhile, the big construction companies are trying to grow by making inroads into turf traditionally held by medium-size builders.
▪ Rodrigo and Motamid rapidly began to make inroads into the border territory separating the Caliphates of Saragossa and Lerida.
▪ The focus of interest here is the extent to which the building societies are likely to make inroads into traditional banking business.
▪ With Obote making inroads into its power, Buganda attempts to secede.
▪ With six shoes under £37, Diadora is likely to make inroads into the budget end of the market.
make it a rule (to do sth)
▪ I make it a rule not to take friends on as clients.
▪ I make it a rule to go at least three times.
▪ In fact, he made it a rule never to make any friend who could not be useful to him.
▪ Since I have made it a rule not to lie to a client, I assume reciprocal honesty from him.
▪ They made it a rule that she was never to be alone.
make it snappy
▪ Get me a drink, and make it snappy.
make it worth sb's while
▪ I'll make sure they approve your application if you make it worth my while.
▪ I didn't want to lend Terry my car, but he said he'd make it worth my while.
▪ The basketball federation in Kuwait offered him a coaching job, and made it worth his while.
▪ He also has a lucrative five-year contract at Hilton that makes it worth his while to stick around.
▪ Obviously he would promise to make it worth your while.
make it your business to do sth
▪ Ruth made it her business to get to know the customers.
▪ But before you leave I suggest that you make it your business to find out.
▪ I made it my business to be there at dinner the following day.
▪ I make it my business to acquaint myself with where objects properly belong in a house.
▪ Increasingly, companies are making it their business to develop programs for serving both the worker and the bottom line.
▪ Quinn knew this because he had made it his business to know such things.
▪ She made it her business to find out.
▪ These villagers - of course they would make it their business to know anyone who was rich and whose father lived so near!
▪ They made it their business to worm a curl of something out of you.
make life difficult/easier etc
▪ But this arbitrary division of the country has not made life easier for either the North or the South.
▪ Having to adopt the fast-track method made life difficult for all three.
▪ Jim was uninterested in learning the kind of ecclesial footwork that would have made life easier for himself and his parish.
▪ Latecomers, however, do make life difficult - and unnecessarily expensive.
▪ The lack of economic statistics has made life difficult for economists and money managers for the past few weeks.
▪ There's no greater pleasure than handing over money to a local supplier who helps make life easier.
▪ To make life easier in the future, will you be publishing an index?
▪ With the advent of electrics, journey times were to be halves, as well as making life easier for locomotive crews.
make light of sth
▪ It is shocking that anyone could make light of child abuse.
▪ Amy tried to make light of it to Amelia and Muriel, who inevitably found out.
▪ He talked of the future; he made light of the present and its difficulties until Lucy lost sight of them too.
▪ I didn't mean to make light of your problems.
▪ It sounds as if she is making light of the suffering of the men, which is very real.
▪ Voice over Nuclear Electric were making light of the delay and praised the way the mock emergency was being handled.
▪ When they were mentioned, they were usually made light of, or glossed over.
▪ You can not entirely make light of such demonstrations.
make light work of sth
▪ But she made light work of polishing off the shopping at a supermarket near her West London home.
▪ It makes light work of a complex process thanks to a series of easy-to-use wizards.
▪ Or making light work of the Mall in London.
▪ Willie Thorne made light work of the promising Nottinghamshire youngster, Anthony Hamilton, as he eased into the last 16.
make love (to/with sb)
▪ We made love all afternoon.
▪ Billy was on top of Valencia, making love to her.
▪ It sickened her that she could have made love with Tom and be able to remember nothing of it.
▪ Next time we make love I want it perfect, with all the time in the world for each other.
▪ Not all people who make love want to have a baby.
▪ They lie on a mattress in the living room and make love by candlelight.
▪ Would they make love all day at some hot, steamy house somewhere in this glittering cosmopolitan city?
make me/you sick
▪ He's so cute it makes me sick.
▪ It's enough to make you sick, the way they treat old people.
▪ Another helping will make you sick.
▪ But it made me sick and dizzy, so I didn't take it.
▪ Finally, the very thought of one more sweet and sticky mouthful would make him sick.
▪ He said riding in the ambulance made him sick.
▪ I was too young to exercise my intellectual force to demolish prejudices that made me sick.
▪ It made you sick to your stomach.
▪ It was the suspense that was making me sick.
▪ The shocking stills above are from the 1992 film and show the Ally McBeal star making herself sick after a binge.
make merry
▪ And Igot drunk, made merry, in this house of sorrow.
▪ It's the elderly Morkan sisters' annual Yuletide fete, where three generations gather each year to make merry.
▪ My father and I made merry over the Devil and the folly of believing in him as we supposed many did.
make mincemeat of sb/sth
▪ A hostile Public Prosecutor would make mincemeat of her.
▪ It made mincemeat of CoreTest, returning data transfer rates in excess of 1.5Mb/sec.
▪ She insisted on him staying through my visit, and he made mincemeat of my arguments.
▪ This book makes mincemeat of the idea that Reagan was a dunce, amiable or otherwise.
make mischief
▪ Fred just loves to make mischief.
▪ Along with Win, he was for ever making mischief.
▪ Or the pookas, emerged on this Christmas Eve to make mischief?
make mock of sb
▪ The weather, fickle over this western peninsula, makes mock of the forecasters.
make much of sb/sth
▪ The company has made much of its environmental advances.
▪ Feminists in particular make much of the social disadvantage under which women suffer.
▪ He makes much of contacts with social scientists in allied fields.
▪ In those interviews, Margaret Thatcher has made much of science and technology.
▪ Is he wise to say, and make much of it, that people come up and tell him so?
▪ Mrs Thatcher has made much of Britain's scientific brilliance and innovative poverty.
▪ Prevention education has been unable to halt this behavior, or even to make much of a dent in it.
▪ She knows the team is too young and too raw to make much of a showing this season.
▪ So far they are not making much of a fist of it.
make my day
make no apology for sth
make no attempt to do sth
▪ We want to set up an attempt on the life of the President.
make no bones about (doing) sth
▪ Mr. Stutzman makes no bones about his religious beliefs.
▪ At least he made no bones about it.
▪ He made no bones about displaying his artistic temperament.
▪ He made no bones about stating his own views or criticising theirs.
▪ I make no apology or make no bones about being partisan.
▪ The secretary was enormously dissatisfied with how some of our programs were being managed, and made no bones about it.
▪ These five women made no bones about national honor or scientific achievement.
▪ Well, the two of them had made no bones about what they thought of her.
make no mistake (about it)
▪ Make no mistake about it - I am not going to put up with this anymore.
▪ And make no mistake about it, she knew I was there.
▪ And make no mistake, the family works overtime to make its instructions felt.
▪ And make no mistake, there will be plenty of bets.
▪ I tried to make no mistakes, but they called me naughty every moment of the day.
▪ In the second 250 race Robert made no mistakes, leading all the way to win from McCallen and Coulter.
▪ The Pinot Noirs from Burgundy are often expensive, make no mistake.
make no secret of sth
▪ Marge made no secret of her dislike for Terry.
▪ Andersen made no secret of infatuations with women, notably with the singer Jenny Lind.
▪ But she made no secret of her opinion of his running again.
▪ I made no secret of my disgust at the way people were behaving.
▪ Regan makes no secret of the fact that he is not merely indulging in theoretical philosophy.
▪ The bank had made no secret of their dismay over Virgin's venture into airlines.
▪ The people of the North made no secret of their dismay over the way things were going.
▪ They broke or brushed aside the obstacles that stood in their way, and made no secret of paying any necessary bribes.
▪ They know about her, of course: I made no secret of it.
make noises about doing sth
▪ Apparently Bradford is interested in having it and Bristol has also made noises about it.
▪ I made noises about the absence of a bank in this so-called international airport; but what choice did I have?
▪ It was extended, but the Provisionals continued to make noises about renewing the violence.
make sb's acquaintance
▪ After seeing the way Mr. Wyatt behaved at the party, I had little desire to make his acquaintance.
▪ I'm pleased to make your acquaintance.
make sb's blood boil
▪ Because I like you, Breeze, and it makes my blood boil to think of you slaving away as you do.
▪ It's a subject that makes my blood boil and disappointments have left me a blister short of swearing.
▪ It was an infuriating trait, and it made her blood boil every time he came near.
▪ Thinking about it now made my blood boil.
▪ You know, when I think about it, it still makes my blood boil.
make sb's blood run cold
▪ But whenever she passed the wood the tales rushed back into her mind and made her blood run cold.
▪ Ex-inmate Tony Cohla told yesterday how the thought of ever returning to Ashworth makes his blood run cold.
▪ He said their evidence had made his blood run cold.
make sb's day
▪ Go on, tell him you like his new suit. It'll make his day!
▪ Sherry's phone call really made my day.
▪ Your smile makes my day.
make sb's flesh creep/crawl
make sb's hair curl
▪ The moisture had made his hair curl even more, and had brought out the hardiness of his complexion.
▪ The things he could tell you about her would make your hair curl.
make sb's hair stand on end
▪ The thought of a lawsuit was enough to make his hair stand on end.
▪ He was so close to her, his arms brushing lightly against hers, making her hairs stand on end.
▪ I've been hearing rumours about his methods of taming his crew ... things to make your hair stand on end.
▪ Some of the stories people had told me in that room would make your hair stand on end.
▪ Yet here he was expecting to play a part that would make her hair stand on end.
make sb's life a misery
▪ Circuit judge John Lee, 65, told a court that all men suffer because women enjoy making their lives a misery.
▪ In Dinny's code, if you beat some one in a fight you made their life misery for as long as possible.
▪ It makes my life a misery.
▪ My supervisor has made my life a misery.
▪ She really was making his life a misery.
▪ The roadworks are making their lives a misery.
▪ Why did they have to make his life a misery?
make sb's skin crawl
▪ The thought of him touching me just makes my skin crawl.
▪ It made her skin crawl, the deference.
▪ The woman made his skin crawl.
▪ They make the skin crawl like it is on fire, even as it is bathed in sweat.
make sb's toes curl
▪ The mere sight of him was enough to make McAllister's toes curl.
make sb/yourself sick
▪ Finally, the very thought of one more sweet and sticky mouthful would make him sick.
▪ I was too young to exercise my intellectual force to demolish prejudices that made me sick.
▪ It made him sick to go to Horatia's bed, but he hadn't shirked the task.
▪ It makes you sick, you know.
▪ It makes you so sick that you lose the baby.
▪ Shortly afterwards she made herself sick.
▪ Still, for a long time, Helen would not, which they both thought would make her sick.
▪ To be honest, it made me sick to my stomach.
make sense
▪ His arguments seem to make sense.
▪ It doesn't make sense to drive if you can walk.
▪ It just doesn't make sense to keep all these people on the payroll.
▪ It made sense for Sam to live nearer the college.
▪ It may not make sense to rebuild the houses damaged by the floods.
▪ It would make sense for the parents to be involved in this discussion.
▪ Read this and tell me if it makes sense.
▪ Stern made the deal because it made good business sense.
▪ There are parts of the plan that simply don't make sense.
▪ As the people with formal authority, they were accountable for making sense of and integrating the varied agendas of their constituencies.
▪ Both writing and speech require context to make sense of what might formally be ambiguous.
▪ Everyone acknowledged that the recommendations made sense.
▪ How do you make sense out of the many conflicting issues and statements about the political world that confront you each day?
▪ It makes sense to keep such information on file for quick reference.
▪ On the whole, it made sense.
▪ So it might make sense to pay off part of her mortgage.
▪ Strange to tell, even in an era of government downsizing it can make sense to build new federal office space.
make sheep's eyes at sb
make short work of (doing) sth
▪ Carmen would have made short work of Michael too.
▪ Fourth placed Guisborough made short work of the opposition at Saltburn.
▪ Guernsey made short work of the opposition when they won the event on home soil in 1990.
▪ He made short work of the remainder of his lunch, pushed his chair from the table, and stood up.
▪ It is fair to warn anglers that thousands of crabs soon make short work of rag and lugworm.
▪ It made short work of our Windows performance tests, WinTach, clocking up an impressive index of over 9.3.
▪ The second game we pull away early and make short work of it.
▪ These cannibalistic tadpoles make short work of one of their siblings.
make short/light work of sth
▪ But she made light work of polishing off the shopping at a supermarket near her West London home.
▪ Carmen would have made short work of Michael too.
▪ Fourth placed Guisborough made short work of the opposition at Saltburn.
▪ Guernsey made short work of the opposition when they won the event on home soil in 1990.
▪ It is fair to warn anglers that thousands of crabs soon make short work of rag and lugworm.
▪ It made short work of our Windows performance tests, WinTach, clocking up an impressive index of over 9.3.
▪ The second game we pull away early and make short work of it.
▪ Willie Thorne made light work of the promising Nottinghamshire youngster, Anthony Hamilton, as he eased into the last 16.
make something of yourself
▪ As with all young people she had to make something of herself before she could offer anything to anyone else.
▪ He looked like a man who might be able to make something of himself if a good woman took him in hand.
▪ Most ladies maids try to make something of themselves.
▪ She began to think of it as he, and wondered if he would make something of himself later on in life.
▪ She too wanted her boys to make something of themselves.
▪ She was totally uninterested in the proposition that a man ought to make something of himself.
▪ The one with the ambition and the talent and the brains to really make something of herself.
▪ Uncle Allen had made something of himself by 1932.
make sport of sb
▪ The sail had been a hindrance, making sport of me at each whim of the wind, so I lowered it.
make sth fast
make sth stick
▪ Mulroney agreed that a blockade may be necessary to make the sanctions stick.
▪ The case never got to trial, because the police didn't think they could make the charges stick.
make sth your own
▪ At this last, Seton left them, to make for his own castle near Cockenzie, with his terrible news.
▪ Brucha has lived in his off-trail shack for 14 years, and in that time, he has made it his own.
▪ Her sincerity made me doubt my own version of events.
▪ Over the years he continued to make something distinctively his own of the solo that he thought of as a poem.
▪ Some researchers have been able to make use of their own skills to gain access to a group.
▪ The exquisite creation they had made of their own lives blinded them to the aspirations of less fortunate men and women.
▪ The shape it made created its own following silence, and they sat, both in the ease of it.
▪ Wonder if this might be right moment to make arrangements for my own.
make sure
▪ I know I asked you before, but I just wanted to make sure.
▪ He just makes sure that everyone in his team knows the job they have to do and the accountabilities they hold.
▪ He must take full responsibility for making sure his requirements are met.
▪ I checked the phone cord and made sure it was plugged in correctly.
▪ If you missed the Contest of Champions this year, make sure you don't in 1993.
▪ If your cheesemonger cuts a Swaledale for the person in front of you, make sure that you take a piece as well.
▪ Once you have issued the invitation it is important to make sure that the photographers will be able to do their job.
▪ So next time you hit the road make sure it doesn't hit back.
▪ We must go at once to make sure.
make the best of sth
▪ It's not going to be fun, but we might as well make the best of it.
▪ A good travel partner laughs and makes the best of it.
▪ For the most part, however, he made the best of contemporary information.
▪ In these circumstances one makes the best of limited information.
▪ Jack made the best of his bad luck at being captured and found plenty to occupy his time.
▪ One has to make the best of a situation, after all.
▪ When Miihlenberg learned that it was indeed a free country, he made the best of things.
▪ Yet despite her palpable alienation from suburban stay-at-home motherhood, she is determined to make the best of it.
make the first move
▪ Everybody's waiting for the other person to make the first move.
▪ I'd always been attracted to her, but I was too shy to make the first move.
▪ Neither side is willing to make the first move in the trade talks.
▪ The employees made the first move to end the strike.
▪ And in the matter of seduction itself, once more it is the male who is expected to make the first move.
▪ And now Cambridge United, who recently sacked controversial manager John Beck, have made the first move.
▪ He had decided to do nothing further for the present and leave it to Berowne to make the first move.
▪ If they have upset you, perhaps they are hoping you will make the first move.
▪ She was damned if she was going to make the first move.
▪ Those weeks, not seeing him, wondering, too proud to make the first move.
▪ We suggest you make the first move.
▪ We were both trembling with desire, afraid to make the first move.
make the most of sth/get the most out of sth
make the supreme sacrifice
▪ These were people who showed courage, faith, and were an example to all by making the supreme sacrifice.
▪ We felt that it was a great tribute to us and all our many comrades who made the supreme sacrifice.
▪ You made the supreme sacrifice of your life for your work last night, so don't be shy about admitting it.
make tracks
▪ When the doors open, customers make tracks for the sale items.
▪ A deer makes tracks in the snow.
▪ When they were well out of the way we made tracks for home and I looked forward to a quiet evening.
make up leeway
make up your mind/make your mind up
make use of sth
▪ It's a shame that teachers don't make use of the new computer lab.
▪ At this point we make use of the homogeneity and isotropy of the space.
▪ For though neither empiricism nor idealism are satisfactory in themselves, Ishmael does make use of both.
▪ I also had a suspicious, ungenerous feeling about the reluctance of the white teachers to make use of more realistic books.
▪ Often we use a contractor to make use of the most-up-to-date machinery around.
▪ One has to think twice before one orders a cup of coffee, in case one's making use of one's position.
▪ Some other mammals do make use of bedding, it's true.
▪ We must make use of microelectronic technology.
▪ With tight defence budgets, Trinidad is trying to change the law to make use of seized assets a priority.
make waves
▪ Lora can do what ever she wants at work as long as she doesn't make waves.
▪ Although the full portent of that legislation has yet to sink in, it is already making waves.
▪ And, after a spell of obscurity, Sidney Bechet was making waves again.
▪ Council to make waves at show A NORTH-EAST council is hoping to make waves at a top boat show.
▪ The desire not to make waves is a particularly depressing and insipid form of self-censorship.
▪ The youngsters hoping to make waves in Barcelona.
▪ What gradually emerged was a project that is still making waves in economics.
▪ With men and women like Anderson, Davis, Drew, and Randolph, blacks made waves during the war.
make way (for sth/sb)
▪ As people shuffled backward to make way for the procession, others were pushed against the platform.
▪ Is there any point in opening a book on who our Howard will drop to make way for rodders.
▪ The crowd opens up and makes way for us.
▪ The Glamorgan opener drops down to vice-captain to make way for Yorkshire's Martyn Moxon.
▪ The Invisible Man will have to make way for the Insubstantial Man.
▪ Two: who has to go to make way for him?
make whoopee
make you (want to) puke
▪ It made me want to puke.
▪ It makes me want to puke, except I did enough of that last Saturday night!
▪ It makes you want to puke.
▪ Orange juice is acidic, that made me puke.
▪ The stuff was either rubbish, or twee, or so boring it made you want to puke.
make your apologies
▪ Bodie hesitated only briefly before making his apologies and walking away.
▪ It might be wisest to make her apologies and go home.
make your blood curdle
make your excuses
▪ How dared he stand her up - and then get that woman to phone and make his excuses?
▪ I made my excuses and departed soon after that.
▪ I made my excuses and left before Grant Watson remembered I owed him an essay.
▪ I made my excuses and left.
▪ Two-thirds of those summoned for jury service do not turn up, some making their excuses, some not bothering.
▪ Valerie Jones made her excuses and left - she had had more than enough coffee.
▪ We made our excuses and left.
▪ We make our excuses, in fact.
make your mouth water
▪ The thought of bacon and eggs made her mouth water.
▪ Acidity: this is the quality in lemon juice that makes your mouth water.
▪ It fair makes your mouth water.
▪ It made your mouth water even though you'd seen how it was made!
▪ Just thinking about it made his mouth water.
▪ The Brewhouse Theatre offers year-round entertainment and a wide choice of restaurants make your mouth water.
▪ The thought of a sandwich made her mouth water.
make your presence felt
▪ Bruce wasted little time making his presence felt by scoring in the first ten minutes of the game.
▪ A sense of urgency begins to make its presence felt.
▪ After two miles of road, and maybe the first blisters and unknown muscles making their presence felt, came the test!
▪ But Kiker quickly made his presence felt.
▪ Eva was more used to making her presence felt.
▪ In music, art, architecture, and so on, they make their presence felt.
▪ She was a very pretty girl and made her presence felt almost at once.
▪ Some ant cuckoo females make their presence felt in more dramatic fashion.
▪ There were also other things moving around and making their presence felt.
make your way
▪ As I made my way back to the Métro I felt a sort of heightened awareness.
▪ Bleeped for a naughty word during the telecast, Morissette did not make her way backstage to answer questions.
▪ Christine says, not knowing what to expect from the party making its way down the street.
▪ Dragging the door shut, she made her way towards the stairs.
▪ Finally she turned round and, slowly and very reluctantly, began to make her way back towards the house.
▪ Rising slowly like an automaton, she made her way over to the counter and picked up the receiver.
▪ Slowing to seventy, he made his way home.
▪ When that evening she made her way up to Helen's flat, she found that Edward was there.
make your/an entrance
▪ The hero doesn't make his entrance until Act II, Scene 2.
▪ With her long fur coat, she always made a dramatic entrance.
▪ Dominic used to love making an entrance.
▪ Drunk or crazy, the tall man had made an entrance worthy of Henry Irving.
▪ Frankie tells the audience how the Producers had wanted him to make an entrance by sliding down a fireman's pole!
▪ With the separation and distinction, light and life can make an entrance.
make yourself at home
▪ Make yourselves at home. Would you like a cup of coffee?
▪ Cynthia, he thought, did not have much trouble making herself at home.
▪ Here, sit down and make yourself at home.
▪ Nothing like making yourself at home.
▪ Perspective 6: People make themselves at home throughout the solar system.
▪ She had to make herself at home, somehow.
▪ She pulled off her hat, she made herself at home.
▪ They float right through the glass and make themselves at home.
▪ Two weeks later a young married couple were the new tenants filling the house, making themselves at home.
make yourself known (to sb)
▪ He makes himself known with a tiny, metallic clink-clink-clink from within the bushes.
▪ Jaq daydreamed about a subsequent year when Baal Firenze had first made himself known.
▪ My superior self was working out a way to approach and make myself known.
▪ To leave was to admit defeat in this peculiar ritual of making myself known.
▪ With that you will make yourself known.
▪ Your five minutes only start when you make yourself known.
make yourself scarce
▪ For the next few days I made myself scarce, hoping his bad mood would pass.
▪ When Gary and Clare began to argue, Reg decided to make himself scarce.
▪ You'd better make yourselves scarce before the manager gets here.
▪ For the next few days I made myself scarce, hoping that his displeasure was temporary.
▪ He generally makes himself scarce in his room with his computer.
▪ He has refused to speak to Hundley and is making himself scarce at the Delta Center to local reporters.
▪ I didn't wait to be told twice and I made myself scarce.
▪ I made myself scarce as quickly as I could.
▪ Maggie had made herself useful to her stepmother by running the house, and yet continued to make herself scarce.
▪ The Magistrate, mortified, had made himself scarce.
make/be so bold (as to do sth)
make/find common cause (with/against sb)
make/grab (the) headlines
▪ Woods' success has made headlines nationwide.
▪ Days later his passionate affair with cartoonist Sally Anne Lassoon was making headlines.
▪ It is the exceptions which make the headlines.
▪ More airplane tragedies will make the headlines.
▪ The problems-from bad backs to carpal tunnel syndrome to headaches-have made the headlines of every health magazine in the country.
▪ The story made headlines around the world and researchers believe it may have inspired the novel Lassie Come Home.
▪ This is evidenced by a number of recent disasters which have made the headlines.
▪ What has grabbed headlines this year is the issue of food safety.
make/leave your mark
▪ Accompanied by his wife and stepson, he headed south, leaving his mark as a burglar.
▪ But the company left its mark.
▪ His great predecessors made their marks with bold deeds.
▪ Inevitably, perhaps, Jasper Johns's renowned Target is here and undeniably yet again succeeds in making its mark.
▪ It was here in Iowa in 1988 that the new religious right first made its mark in national politics.
▪ Its competition made their marks by being faster and easier to use.
▪ Stop Hinkley Expansion had made its mark.
▪ The grey streets of London and a Western society on which the permissive 1960s had made its mark were small compensation.
make/pass water
▪ For example, to make water, burn one weight of hydrogen with eight of oxygen.
▪ How often should I make water changes, and how should I mix the salt?
▪ I can not pass water without a forgotten claimant reaching for what is his.
▪ Pollutions which are high in suspended solids make water appear murky and leave deposits on the beds and banks of watercourses.
▪ The highest-performance combination of rocket propellants is hydrogen and oxygen, which burn to make water.
▪ The same device, run backwards, reacts hydrogen and oxygen together to make water and generate electrical power.
▪ Topping up is by a hose, placed soas to pass water through the filter before reaching the pond.
▪ Zubrin proposes using the Sabatier process to react hydrogen with carbon dioxide to make water vapor and methane.
make/stage a comeback
▪ The miniskirt made a comeback in the late 1980s.
▪ But for Jones, still troubled by injury, and Barnes, yet to make a comeback, it is still too early.
▪ But now at Shortwood farm in Herefordshire, the binder is making a comeback.
▪ But Route 66 is making a comeback.
▪ But since then it has been making a comeback.
▪ Even the poisonous dinitrophenol made a comeback.
▪ Not that pale faces are making a comeback.
▪ Rab tried to stage a comeback.
▪ They, too, made a comeback, winning the presidency with Jimmy Carter in 1976.
make/turn sth into an art form
▪ Ronald Reagan turned it into an art form.
▪ To avoid simultaneous borrowing and depositing you should monitor how accurate your forecasting is, without turning this into an art form.
new-made/new-formed/new-laid etc
not make a blind bit of difference
not make a habit of (doing) sth
▪ The nutritive arguments still stand and I would not make a habit of eating lots of white bread.
practice makes perfect
▪ Finally, Mr Shapiro points out, practice makes perfect.
▪ Whatever caulk you use, remember that practice makes perfect.
sb/sth makes my flesh creep
see/find out what sb is (really) made of
sth that would make sb blush
▪ Jones' political moves would even make a crooked politician blush.
▪ She uses language that would make a construction worker blush.
that makes two of us
▪ Well, that makes two of us, Hilary thought with a little smile as she sat at the table.
the devil makes/finds work for idle hands
we all make mistakes
▪ As I told you once, we all make mistakes in our youth.
what makes sb tick
▪ After working with him for five years, I still don't know what makes him tick.
▪ As a teacher, you need to get to know your students, find out what makes them tick.
▪ Nobody can figure out what makes him tick.
▪ But identifying them, learning about their behaviour and distribution and understanding what makes them tick, requires some enjoyable investigation.
▪ But they also have ideas about how the social world works and what makes its inhabitants tick.
▪ He's always been interested in what makes people tick.
▪ I would listen to what makes you tick and what you like and then be me with those characteristics.
▪ It's like reading a biography of a favourite author to learn what makes them tick.
▪ Jody has thought a lot about what makes Red tick.
▪ Try to figure out what makes him tick.
▪ Who are these men and what makes them tick?
you've made your bed and you must lie on it
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ "What make of car was she driving?" "A Mercedes."
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Mention the missile but not the make.
▪ Not poverty beaten down, poverty rather on the make, without being clever enough to make it.
▪ To my knowledge there are currently four different makes of locator available.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

make

make \make\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. made (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. making.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]

  1. To cause to exist; to bring into being; to form; to produce; to frame; to fashion; to create. Hence, in various specific uses or applications:

    1. To form of materials; to cause to exist in a certain form; to construct; to fabricate.

      He . . . fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf.
      --Ex. xxxii. 4.

    2. To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or false; -- often with up; as, to make up a story.

      And Art, with her contending, doth aspire To excel the natural with made delights.
      --Spenser.

    3. To bring about; to bring forward; to be the cause or agent of; to effect, do, perform, or execute; -- often used with a noun to form a phrase equivalent to the simple verb that corresponds to such noun; as, to make complaint, for to complain; to make record of, for to record; to make abode, for to abide, etc.

      Call for Samson, that he may make us sport.
      --Judg. xvi. 25.

      Wealth maketh many friends.
      --Prov. xix. 4.

      I will neither plead my age nor sickness in excuse of the faults which I have made.
      --Dryden.

    4. To execute with the requisite formalities; as, to make a bill, note, will, deed, etc.

    5. To gain, as the result of one's efforts; to get, as profit; to make acquisition of; to have accrue or happen to one; as, to make a large profit; to make an error; to make a loss; to make money.

      He accuseth Neptune unjustly who makes shipwreck a second time.
      --Bacon.

    6. To find, as the result of calculation or computation; to ascertain by enumeration; to find the number or amount of, by reckoning, weighing, measurement, and the like; as, he made the distance of; to travel over; as, the ship makes ten knots an hour; he made the distance in one day. (h) To put in a desired or desirable condition; to cause to thrive.

      Who makes or ruins with a smile or frown.
      --Dryden.

  2. To cause to be or become; to put into a given state verb, or adjective; to constitute; as, to make known; to make public; to make fast.

    Who made thee a prince and a judge over us?
    --Ex. ii. 14.

    See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh.
    --Ex. vii. 1.

    Note: When used reflexively with an adjective, the reflexive pronoun is often omitted; as, to make merry; to make bold; to make free, etc.

  3. To cause to appear to be; to constitute subjectively; to esteem, suppose, or represent.

    He is not that goose and ass that Valla would make him.
    --Baker.

  4. To require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause; to occasion; -- followed by a noun or pronoun and infinitive.

    Note: In the active voice the to of the infinitive is usually omitted.

    I will make them hear my words.
    --Deut. iv. 10.

    They should be made to rise at their early hour.
    --Locke.

  5. To become; to be, or to be capable of being, changed or fashioned into; to do the part or office of; to furnish the material for; as, he will make a good musician; sweet cider makes sour vinegar; wool makes warm clothing.

    And old cloak makes a new jerkin.
    --Shak.

  6. To compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to constitute; to form; to amount to; as, a pound of ham makes a hearty meal.

    The heaven, the air, the earth, and boundless sea, Make but one temple for the Deity.
    --Waller.

  7. To be engaged or concerned in. [Obs.]

    Gomez, what makest thou here, with a whole brotherhood of city bailiffs?
    --Dryden.

  8. To reach; to attain; to arrive at or in sight of. ``And make the Libyan shores.'' --Dryden. They that sail in the middle can make no land of either side. --Sir T. Browne. To make a bed, to prepare a bed for being slept on, or to put it in order. To make a card (Card Playing), to take a trick with it. To make account. See under Account, n. To make account of, to esteem; to regard. To make away.

    1. To put out of the way; to kill; to destroy. [Obs.]

      If a child were crooked or deformed in body or mind, they made him away.
      --Burton.

    2. To alienate; to transfer; to make over. [Obs.] --Waller. To make believe, to pretend; to feign; to simulate. To make bold, to take the liberty; to venture. To make the cards (Card Playing), to shuffle the pack. To make choice of, to take by way of preference; to choose. To make danger, to make experiment. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. To make default (Law), to fail to appear or answer. To make the doors, to shut the door. [Obs.] Make the doors upon a woman's wit, and it will out at the casement. --Shak. To make free with. See under Free, a. To make good. See under Good. To make head, to make headway. To make light of. See under Light, a. To make little of.

      1. To belittle.

      2. To accomplish easily. To make love to. See under Love, n. To make meat, to cure meat in the open air. [Colloq. Western U. S.] To make merry, to feast; to be joyful or jovial. To make much of, to treat with much consideration,, attention, or fondness; to value highly. To make no bones. See under Bone, n. To make no difference, to have no weight or influence; to be a matter of indifference. To make no doubt, to have no doubt. To make no matter, to have no weight or importance; to make no difference. To make oath (Law), to swear, as to the truth of something, in a prescribed form of law. To make of.

        1. To understand or think concerning; as, not to know what to make of the news.

        2. To pay attention to; to cherish; to esteem; to account. ``Makes she no more of me than of a slave.'' --Dryden. To make one's law (Old Law), to adduce proof to clear one's self of a charge. To make out.

          1. To find out; to discover; to decipher; as, to make out the meaning of a letter.

          2. to gain sight of; to recognize; to discern; to descry; as, as they approached the city, he could make out the tower of the Chrysler Building.

    3. To prove; to establish; as, the plaintiff was unable to make out his case.

    4. To make complete or exact; as, he was not able to make out the money. (d) to write out; to write down; -- used especially of a bank check or bill; as, he made out a check for the cost of the dinner; the workman made out a bill and handed it to him. To make over, to transfer the title of; to convey; to alienate; as, he made over his estate in trust or in fee. To make sail. (Naut.)

      1. To increase the quantity of sail already extended.

      2. To set sail. To make shift, to manage by expedients; as, they made shift to do without it. [Colloq.]. To make sternway, to move with the stern foremost; to go or drift backward. To make strange, to act in an unfriendly manner or as if surprised; to treat as strange; as, to make strange of a request or suggestion. To make suit to, to endeavor to gain the favor of; to court. To make sure. See under Sure. To make up.

        1. To collect into a sum or mass; as, to make up the amount of rent; to make up a bundle or package.

        2. To reconcile; to compose; as, to make up a difference or quarrel.

      3. To supply what is wanting in; to complete; as, a dollar is wanted to make up the stipulated sum.

      4. To compose, as from ingredients or parts; to shape, prepare, or fabricate; as, to make up a mass into pills; to make up a story.

        He was all made up of love and charms!
        --Addison.

    5. To compensate; to make good; as, to make up a loss.

    6. To adjust, or to arrange for settlement; as, to make up accounts.

    7. To dress and paint for a part, as an actor; as, he was well made up. To make up a face, to distort the face as an expression of pain or derision. To make up one's mind, to reach a mental determination; to resolve. To make way, or To make one's way.

      1. To make progress; to advance.

      2. To open a passage; to clear the way.

        To make words, to multiply words.

make

make \make\ (m[=a]k), n. [AS. maca, gemaca. See Match.] A companion; a mate; often, a husband or a wife. [Obs.]

For in this world no woman is Worthy to be my make.
--Chaucer.

WordNet

make

  1. n. a recognizable kind; "there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"; "what make of car is that?" [syn: brand]

  2. the act of mixing cards haphazardly [syn: shuffle, shuffling]

  3. [also: made]

make

  1. v. engage in; "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution" [syn: do]

  2. give certain properties to something; "get someone mad"; "She made us look silly"; "He made a fool of himself at the meeting"; "Don't make this into a big deal"; "This invention will make you a millionaire"; "Make yourself clear" [syn: get]

  3. make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor" [syn: create]

  4. cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa" [syn: induce, stimulate, cause, have, get]

  5. give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident" [syn: cause, do]

  6. create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries" [syn: produce, create]

  7. make, formulate, or derive in the mind; "I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"; "make an estimate"; "What do you make of his remarks?" [syn: draw]

  8. compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way; "People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!"; "Heat makes you sweat"

  9. create by artistic means; "create a poem"; "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music"; "Picasso created Cubism"; "Auden made verses" [syn: create]

  10. earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month" [syn: gain, take in, clear, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in]

  11. create or design, often in a certain way; "Do my room in blue"; "I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest" [syn: do] [ant: unmake]

  12. to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction" [syn: form, constitute]

  13. reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"; "We made it!"; "She may not make the grade" [syn: reach, get to, progress to]

  14. be or be capable of being changed or made into; "He makes a great host"; "He will make a fine father"

  15. make by shaping or bringing together constituents; "make a dress"; "make a cake"; "make a wall of stones"

  16. perform or carry out; "make a decision"; "make a move"; "make advances"; "make a phone call"

  17. make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer" [syn: construct, build]

  18. change from one form into another; "make water into wine"; "make lead into gold"; "make clay into bricks"

  19. act in a certain way so as to acquire; "make friends"; "make enemies"

  20. charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club" [syn: name, nominate]

  21. achieve a point or goal; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day" [syn: have, get]

  22. reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts" [syn: reach, attain, hit, arrive at, gain]

  23. institute, enact, or establish; "make laws" [syn: lay down, establish]

  24. carry out or commit; "make a mistake"; "commit a faux-pas"

  25. add up to; "four and four make eight"

  26. form by assembling individuals or constituents; "Make a quorum"; "The branches made a roof"

  27. organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course" [syn: hold, throw, have, give]

  28. prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please" [syn: cook, fix, ready, prepare]

  29. put in order or neaten; "make the bed"; "make up a room" [syn: make up]

  30. head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains" [syn: take]

  31. have a bowel movement; "The dog had made in the flower beds" [syn: stool, defecate, shit, take a shit, take a crap, ca-ca, crap]

  32. undergo fabrication or creation; "This wool makes into a nice sweater"

  33. be suitable for; "Wood makes good furniture"

  34. amount to; "This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living"

  35. constitute the essence of; "Clothes make the man"

  36. appear to begin an activity; "He made to speak but said nothing i the end"; "She made a if to say hello to us"

  37. proceed along a path; "work one's way through the crowd"; "make one's way into the forest" [syn: work]

  38. reach in time; "We barely made the plane"

  39. gather and light the materials for; "make a fire"

  40. induce to have sex; "Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you score last night?"; "Harry made Sally" [syn: seduce, score]

  41. assure the success of; "A good review by this critic will make your play!" [ant: break]

  42. represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress" [syn: pretend, make believe]

  43. consider as being; "It wasn't the problem some people made it"

  44. calculate as being; "I make the height about 100 feet"

  45. cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable; "make my day"

  46. favor the development of; "Practice makes the winner"

  47. develop into; "He will make a splendid father!"

  48. behave in a certain way; "make merry"

  49. eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug" [syn: urinate, piddle, puddle, micturate, piss, pee, pee-pee, make water, relieve oneself, take a leak, spend a penny, wee, wee-wee, pass water]

  50. [also: made]

Wiktionary

make

Etymology 1 n. 1 (context often of a car English) brand or kind; ''often paired with'' model. (jump brand s t) 2 How a thing is made; construction. (jump construction s) vb. 1 (lb en transitive heading) ''To create.'' 2 # To construct or produce. 3 # To write or compose. 4 # To bring about. 5 (lb en intransitive now mostly colloquial) To behave, to act. 6 (lb en intransitive) To tend; to contribute; to have effect; with ''for'' or ''against''. 7 To constitute. Etymology 2

n. (context dialectal English) mate; a spouse or companion. Etymology 3

n. (context Scotland Ireland Northern England now rare English) A halfpenny. (from 16th c.)

Wikipedia

Make (software)

In software development, Make is a build automation tool that automatically builds executable programs and libraries from source code by reading files called Makefiles which specify how to derive the target program. Though integrated development environments and language-specific compiler features can also be used to manage a build process, Make remains widely used, especially in Unix and Unix-like operating systems.

Besides building programs, Make can be used to manage any project where some files must be updated automatically from others whenever the others change.

Make (magazine)

Make (or MAKE) is an American bimonthly magazine published by Maker Media which focuses on do it yourself (DIY) and/or DIWO (Do It With Others) projects involving computers, electronics, robotics, metalworking, woodworking and other disciplines. The magazine is marketed to people who enjoy making things and features complex projects which can often be completed with cheap materials, including household items. Make magazine is considered "a central organ of the maker movement."

Its first issue was released in January 2005; as of July 2016, 52 issues have been published. It is also available as an IPad version and a Texterity digital edition on the Web, which is free of charge to existing magazine subscribers. The HTML-based digital edition allows for searching and includes additional content such as videos, with freely accessible blogs, podcasts and forums also available in the website. The digital edition also allows limited sharing of articles with friends.

The magazine has features and rotating columns, but the emphasis is on step-by-step projects. Each issue also features a Toolbox section with reviews of books and tools. Most volumes have a theme to which the articles in the special section are usually related. Notable previous columnists include Cory Doctorow, Lee D. Zlotoff, Mr. Jalopy, and Bruce Sterling. The cartoonist Roy Doty has also contributed to many issues of the magazine.

The Skill Builder section is a frequent feature teaching skills in areas as diverse as welding, electronics, and moldmaking.

Make's founder and publisher is O'Reilly co-founder Dale Dougherty; the executive editor is Mike Senese.

Make

Make or MAKE may refer to:

  • Make (software), a computer software utility
  • Make (magazine), an American magazine and television program
  • MAKE Architects, a UK architecture practice
  • Make, Botswana, a small village in the Kalahari Desert
  • MAKE (band), American psychedic doom band

MAKE (band)

MAKE are a psychedelic doom band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Formed in 2010 by vocalist/guitarist Scott Endres, bassist/vocalist Spencer Lee and drummer Matt Stevenson.

In 2012, the band released their debut album 'Trephine' followed by the ‘Axis’ EP in 2013.

After the release of their ‘Axis’ EP the band went on an indefinite hiatus.

The band reformed in 2015 with the addition of new drummer Luke Herbst and released their sophomore album ‘The Golden Veil', which received acclaimed reviews from the media.

Category:American doom metal musical groups Category:Stoner rock musical groups

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

make

Old English macian "to make, form, construct, do; prepare, arrange, cause; behave, fare, transform," from West Germanic *makon "to fashion, fit" (cognates: Old Saxon makon, Old Frisian makia "to build, make," Middle Dutch and Dutch maken, Old High German mahhon "to construct, make," German machen "to make"), from PIE *mag- "to knead, mix; to fashion, fit" (see macerate). If so, sense evolution perhaps is via prehistoric houses built of mud. Gradually replaced the main Old English word, gewyrcan (see work (v.)).\n

\nMeaning "to arrive at" (a place), first attested 1620s, originally was nautical. Formerly used in many places where specific verbs now are used, such as to make Latin (c.1500) "to write Latin compositions." This broader usage survives in some phrases, such as to make water "to urinate," to make a book "arrange a series of bets" (1828), make hay "to turn over mown grass to expose it to sun." Make the grade is 1912, perhaps from the notion of railway engines going up an incline.\n\nRead the valuable suggestions in Dr. C.V. Mosby's book -- be prepared to surmount obstacles before you encounter them -- equipped with the power to "make the grade" in life's climb.

[advertisement for "Making the Grade," December 1916]

\nBut the phrase also was in use in a schoolwork context at the time. Make do "manage with what is available" is attested from 1867. Make time "go fast" is 1849; make tracks in this sense is from 1834. To make a federal case out of (something) popularized in 1959 movie "Anatomy of a Murder;" to make an offer (one) can't refuse is from Mario Puzo's 1969 novel "The Godfather." To make (one's) day is from 1909; menacing make my day is from 1971, popularized by Clint Eastwood in film "Sudden Impact" (1983). Related: Made; making.

make

"match, mate, companion" (now archaic or dialectal), from Old English gemaca "mate, equal; one of a pair, comrade; consort, husband, wife," from Proto-Germanic *gamakon-, related to Old English gemæcc "well-matched, suitable," macian "to make" (see make (v.)). Meaning "manner in which something is made, design, construction" is from c.1300. Phrase on the make "intent on profit or advancement" is from 1869.

Usage examples of "make".

He had learned her opinions on the subject of Aberrancy over the weeks they had spent together, and while he did not agree with much of what she said, it had enough validity to make him think.

The Empress might have enough support among the nobles to keep a precarious hold on her throne, but she had made no overtures to the common folk, and they were solidly opposed to the idea of an Aberrant ruler.

An Aberrant whose Aberration made her better than those who despised her.

It is another key discovery that the old seers made, but in their aberration they relegated it to oblivion until it was rescued by the new seers.

But the fateful decisions secretly made, the intrigues, the treachery, the motives and the aberrations which led up to them, the parts played by the principal actors behind the scenes, the extent of the terror they exercised and their technique of organizing it - all this and much more remained largely hidden from us until the secret German papers turned up.

These observations arose out of a motion made by Lord Bathurst, who had been roughly handled by the mob on Friday, for an address praying that his majesty would give immediate orders for prosecuting, in the most effectual manner, the authors, abettors, and instruments of the outrages committed both in the vicinity of the houses of parliament and upon the houses and chapels of the foreign ministers.

Then the witch with her abhominable science, began to conjure and to make her Ceremonies, to turne the heart of the Baker to his wife, but all was in vaine, wherefore considering on the one side that she could not bring her purpose to passe, and on the other side the losse of her gaine, she ran hastily to the Baker, threatning to send an evill spirit to kill him, by meane of her conjurations.

Now Ralph, he and his, being known for friends, these wild men could not make enough of them, and as it were, compelled them to abide there three days, feasting them, and making them all the cheer they might.

I made for thee, and one also for me, while I was abiding thee after the battle, and my love and my hope is woven into it.

After a mere heartbeat of stillness, Abie could just barely make out the steady roll of a drum.

And the thought of Abie Singleton taking chances at the Adonis Club made his blood run cold.

At the same time, the desperation I heard in some voices made me wonder if Natch had been right to question our ability to make changes.

Whatsoever abjuration I have been forced to make, I never did anything against God and religion.

Now that the words were out and there was no abjuration possible, she felt as if her bones were made of sand.

Notary take care to set it down that the said abjuration was made by one gravely suspected of heresy, so that if she should be proved to have relapsed, she should then be judged accordingly and delivered up to the secular Court.