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[meɪk] (past tense and past participle made [meɪd] ) verb I
1) [T] to create or produce something
The nail made a hole in my shirt.[/ex]
Jane was making coffee.[/ex]
This furniture is made in South America.[/ex]
a bowl made of metal/plastic/wood[/ex]
They make paper from old rags.[/ex]
We made curtains out of some old material we found.[/ex]
Joan made me a beautiful dress for my wedding.[/ex]
2) [T] used with some nouns for showing that someone performs an action
Have you made a decision?[/ex]
Nobody's perfect – we all make mistakes.[/ex]
Helen made an attempt to stop him.[/ex]
We've made some progress, but there's still a long way to go.[/ex]
People can eat more healthily without making major changes to their diet.[/ex]
Stop making so much noise![/ex]
Matthew made a note of the car's number (= kept a written record of it) and informed the police.[/ex]
3) [T] to cause someone or something to be in a particular state
The noise in the school makes learning difficult.[/ex]
Listening to the news just makes me angry these days.[/ex]
The smell of fish makes me feel ill.[/ex]
That haircut makes you look ten years younger.[/ex]
I'd like to make it clear that I had nothing to do with this.[/ex]
This film always makes me cry.[/ex]
4) [T] to force someone to do something
They made us work for 12 hours a day.[/ex]
5) [T] to arrange or organize something
I've made an appointment with the doctor.[/ex]
6) [T] to earn or get money
She makes about £2, 000 a month.[/ex]
You can make a lot of money playing the stock market.[/ex]
Can you make a living from painting?[/ex]
The company made a small profit in its first year.[/ex]
7) [linking verb] to give a particular total when added together
Four multiplied by two makes eight.[/ex]
8) [T] to cause something to be successful
It was the children's singing that really made the performance.[/ex]
9) [linking verb] to have the right qualities for a particular job or purpose
Don't you think the novel would make a great film?[/ex]
10) [T] informal
to reach a place, or to be present in a place
At this rate we won't make York before midnight.[/ex]
I won't be able to make tomorrow's meeting.[/ex]
make believe — to pretend that something is real[/ex]
make do (with/without sth) — to succeed in dealing with a situation by using what is available, or despite not having something[/ex]
There wasn't much food, but we made do.[/ex]
make it — 1) to succeed in a particular activity[/ex]
She made it in films when she was still a teenager.[/ex]

— 2) to manage to arrive on time

We just made it in time for the wedding.[/ex]

— 3) to be able to be present at a particular event

I can't make it on Friday.[/ex]
We made it to the meeting.[/ex]
make way (for) — 1) to move away so that someone or something can get past you[/ex]
We were asked to make way for the bride and groom.[/ex]

— 2) to be replaced by someone or something

Most of the old buildings have made way for hotels and offices.[/ex]
- make for sth
- make sb/sth into sth
- make sth of sb/sth
- make off
- make off with sth
- make sth out
- make up
- make sth up
- make up for sth
Words that you can use instead of make Make is a very general word. Here are some words with more specific meanings that sound more natural and appropriate in particular situations. things made in factories assemble, build, manufacture, mass-produce, produce, turn out buildings/structures build, erect, put up power/heat/light emit, generate, give off, produce problems/changes/effects cause, create, generate, produce new things come up with, create, design, develop, invent things that are made quickly and not very well churn out, cobble together, throw together II
noun [C]
make [meɪk]
a product that is made by a particular company
Syn:
brand
a very popular make of car[/ex]

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