ˈmake sth ˌof sb/sth

ˈmake sth ˌof sb/sth
phrasal verb
1) to understand someone or the meaning of something in a particular way
I don't know what to make of our new teacher.[/ex]
What do you make of this news?[/ex]
2) make the best of sth to try to get a good result despite a bad situation
It rained all day, but we made the best of it.[/ex]
3) make the most of sth to use a good situation to get the best possible result
It's a beautiful day today. Let's make the most of it.[/ex]

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