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Bog bumper (bump, to make a loud noise), Bog blitter, Bog bluiter, Bog jumper

  • the bittern. Prov.
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camp-made

  • adjective satellite made as part of the arts-and-crafts program at summer camp
    • my camp-made leather wallet
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custom-made

  • noun an item made to the customer's specifications
    custom-built.
  • adjective made according to the specifications of an individual
    custom.
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custom-make

  • verb make to specifications
    customize; custom-make; customise.
    • I had this desk custom-made for me
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decision making

  • noun the cognitive process of reaching a decision
    deciding.
    • a good executive must be good at decision making
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epoch-making

  • adjective satellite highly significant or important especially bringing about or marking the beginning of a new development or era
    epochal.
    • epochal decisions made by Roosevelt and Churchill
    • an epoch-making discovery
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factory-made

  • adjective produced in quantity at a factory
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film making

  • noun the production of movies
    moviemaking; film making.
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film-make

  • verb make films; be a film maker
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lace making

  • noun the act or art of making handmade lace
    tatting.
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Leasing making

  • (Scots Law), the uttering of lies or libels upon the personal character of the sovereign, his court, or his family.
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Lip make a lip

  • to drop the under lip in sullenness or contempt. Shak.
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love-making

Love"-mak`ing noun
Definitions
  1. Courtship. Bacon.
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machine-made

  • adjective made by machine
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made-to-order

  • adjective satellite built for a particular individual
    custom-built.
  • adjective satellite (of clothing) custom-made
    made-to-order; tailored; bespoken; bespoke.
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made-up

  • adjective satellite having been paved
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make a clean breast of

  • verb admit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error
    fess up; own up.
    • the writer of the anonymous letter owned up after they identified his handwriting
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make a face

  • verb contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state
    pull a face; grimace.
    • He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do
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make a motion

  • verb propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
    move.
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make a point

  • verb make a point of doing something; act purposefully and intentionally
    make a point.
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make a stink

  • verb take strong and forceful action, as to object or express discontent
    raise hell; raise a stink.
    • She raised hell when she found out that she wold not be hired again
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make as if

  • verb begin or appear to begin an action
    • He made as if to shake my hand
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make believe

  • verb represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like
    make; pretend.
    • She makes like an actress
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make bold

  • verb take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission
    presume; dare.
    • How dare you call my lawyer?
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make clean

  • verb make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
    clean.
    • Clean the stove!
    • The dentist cleaned my teeth
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make do

  • verb come to terms with
    contend; deal; cope; manage; get by; grapple; make do.
    • We got by on just a gallon of gas
    • They made do on half a loaf of bread every day
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make for

  • verb cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
    bring; play; work; wreak.
    • I cannot work a miracle
    • wreak havoc
    • bring comments
    • play a joke
    • The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area
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make full

  • verb make full, also in a metaphorical sense
    fill up; fill.
    • fill a container
    • fill the child with pride
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make fun

  • verb subject to laughter or ridicule
    laugh at; ridicule; blackguard; poke fun; roast; guy; rib; jest at.
    • The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house
    • The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher
    • His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday
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make good

  • verb act as promised
    • make good on promises
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make grow

  • verb cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
    develop.
    • The perfect climate here develops the grain
    • He developed a new kind of apple
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make happy

  • verb celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities
    jollify; make merry; revel; whoop it up; wassail; racket; make happy.
    • The members of the wedding party made merry all night
    • Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!
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make hay

  • verb turn to one's advantage
    • The environmentalist lobby made hay of the nuclear plant accident
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make headway

  • verb obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
    advance; gain ground; get ahead; win; gain; pull ahead.
    • The home team was gaining ground
    • After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference
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make it

  • verb continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)
    survive; pull round; come through; pull through.
    • He survived the cancer against all odds
  • verb succeed in a big way; get to the top
    get in; arrive; go far.
    • After he published his book, he had arrived
    • I don't know whether I can make it in science!
    • You will go far, my boy!
  • verb go successfully through a test or a selection process
    pass.
    • She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now
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make love

  • verb have sexual intercourse with
    love; fuck; sleep with; have it away; screw; have intercourse; get it on; lie with; hump; make love; get laid; have a go at it; bonk; eff; have sex; jazz; be intimate; know; have it off; bang; bed; do it; roll in the hay; sleep together.
    • This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm
    • Adam knew Eve
    • Were you ever intimate with this man?
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make merry

  • verb celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities
    jollify; make merry; revel; whoop it up; wassail; racket; make happy.
    • The members of the wedding party made merry all night
    • Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!
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make no bones about

  • verb acknowledge freely and openly
    • He makes no bones about the fact that he is gay
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make noise

  • verb emit a noise
    noise; resound.
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make off

  • verb run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
    abscond; absquatulate; decamp; bolt; go off; run off.
    • The thief made off with our silver
    • the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe
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make out

  • verb detect with the senses
    recognize; spot; tell apart; recognise; distinguish; pick out; discern.
    • The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards
    • I can't make out the faces in this photograph
  • verb make out and issue
    cut; issue; write out.
    • write out a check
    • cut a ticket
    • Please make the check out to me
  • verb comprehend
    • I cannot make out what this politician is saying
  • verb proceed or get along
    fare; do; come; get along.
    • How is she doing in her new job?
    • How are you making out in graduate school?
    • He's come a long way
  • verb come to terms with
    contend; deal; cope; manage; get by; grapple; make do.
    • We got by on just a gallon of gas
    • They made do on half a loaf of bread every day
  • verb have sexual intercourse with
    love; fuck; sleep with; have it away; screw; have intercourse; get it on; lie with; hump; make love; get laid; have a go at it; bonk; eff; have sex; jazz; be intimate; know; have it off; bang; bed; do it; roll in the hay; sleep together.
    • This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm
    • Adam knew Eve
    • Were you ever intimate with this man?
  • verb kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion
    neck.
    • The couple were necking in the back seat of the car
  • verb write all the required information onto a form
    fill in; fill out; complete.
    • fill out this questionnaire, please!
    • make out a form
  • verb imply or suggest
    • Your remarks make me out to be stupid
  • verb try to establish
    • She made out that she know nothing about the crime
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make over

  • verb use again in altered form
    rework; retread.
    • retread an old plot
  • verb make new
    refashion; redo; remake.
    • She is remaking her image
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make pass

  • verb cause to pass
    pass.
    • She passed around the plates
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make peace

  • verb end hostilities
    • The brothers who had been fighting over their inheritance finally made peace
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make pure

  • verb remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
    purify; sublimate; distill.
    • purify the water
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make relaxed

  • verb cause to feel relaxed
    unwind; relax; unlax; loosen up; unstrain.
    • A hot bath always relaxes me
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make sense

  • verb be reasonable or logical or comprehensible
    add up.
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make sure

  • verb make a point of doing something; act purposefully and intentionally
    make a point.
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make unnecessary

  • verb make unnecessary an expenditure or effort
    save.
    • This will save money
    • I'll save you the trouble
    • This will save you a lot of time
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make up

  • verb form or compose
    constitute; represent; be; comprise.
    • This money is my only income
    • The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance
    • These constitute my entire belonging
    • The children made up the chorus
    • This sum represents my entire income for a year
    • These few men comprise his entire army
  • verb devise or compose
    • This designer makes up our Spring collections
  • verb do or give something to somebody in return
    pay; compensate; pay off.
    • Does she pay you for the work you are doing?
  • verb make up work that was missed due to absence at a later point
    catch up with.
    • I have to make up a French exam
    • Can I catch up with the material or is it too late?
  • verb make up something artificial or untrue
    fabricate; manufacture; cook up; invent.
  • verb put in order or neaten
    make.
    • make the bed
    • make up a room
  • verb adjust for
    even off; compensate; counterbalance; even out; even up; correct.
    • engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance
  • verb come to terms
    patch up; settle; reconcile; conciliate.
    • After some discussion we finally made up
  • verb apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier
    • She makes herself up every morning
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make up one's mind

  • verb reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    determine; decide.
    • We finally decided after lengthy deliberations
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make vibrant sounds

  • verb indicate pleasure by purring; characteristic of cats
    purr.
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make water

  • verb eliminate urine
    wee-wee; spend a penny; wee; piddle; micturate; pee-pee; make; pass water; relieve oneself; take a leak; pee; urinate; puddle; piss.
    • Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug
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make way

  • verb get out of the way
    • make way for the President's motorcade
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make whoopie

  • verb celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities
    jollify; make merry; revel; whoop it up; wassail; racket; make happy.
    • The members of the wedding party made merry all night
    • Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!
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make-belief

Make"-be*lief` noun
Definitions
  1. A feigning to believe; make believe. J. H. Newman.
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make-believe

  • noun imaginative intellectual play
    pretence; pretense.
  • noun the enactment of a pretense
    pretend.
    • it was just pretend
  • adjective satellite imagined as in a play
    pretend.
    • the make-believe world of theater
    • play money
    • dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish
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Make"-be*lieve` noun
Definitions
  1. A feigning to believe, as in the play of children; a mere pretense; a fiction; an invention. "Childlike make-believe." Tylor.
    To forswear self-delusion and make-believe. M. Arnold.
Make"-be*lieve` adjective
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  1. Feigned; insincere. "Make-believe reverence." imaginary G. Eliot.
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make-do

  • noun something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency
    stopgap; makeshift.
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make-game

Make"-game` noun
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  1. An object of ridicule; a butt. Godwin.
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make-peace

  • noun someone who tries to bring peace
    peacemaker; conciliator; reconciler; pacifier.
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Make"-peace` noun
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  1. A peacemaker. R. Shak.
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make-up

  • noun an event that is substituted for a previously cancelled event
    makeup.
    • he missed the test and had to take a makeup
    • the two teams played a makeup one week later
  • noun the way in which someone or something is composed
    physical composition; makeup; constitution; composition.
  • noun cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance
    makeup; war paint.
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Make"-up` noun
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  1. The way in which the parts of anything are put together; often, the way in which an actor is dressed, painted, etc., in personating a character.
    The unthinking masses are necessarily teleological in their mental make-up. L. F. Ward.
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make-work

  • noun active work of little value
    busywork.
    • while he was waiting he filled the days with busywork
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making known

  • noun a speech act that conveys information
    informing.
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making love

  • noun sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people
    love life; love; lovemaking; sexual love.
    • his lovemaking disgusted her
    • he hadn't had any love in months
    • he has a very complicated love life
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making water

  • noun a euphemism for urination
    passing water; leak; wetting.
    • he had to take a leak
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making-iron

Mak"ing-i`ron noun
Definitions
  1. A tool somewhat like a chisel with a groove in it, used by calkers of ships to finish the seams after the oakum has been driven in.
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making-up

Mak"ing-up` noun
Definitions
  1. The act of bringing spirits to a certain degree of strength, called proof.
  2. The act of becoming reconciled or friendly.
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man-made

  • adjective satellite not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially
    synthetic; semisynthetic.
    • man-made fibers
    • synthetic leather
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man-made fiber

  • noun fiber created from natural materials or by chemical processes
    synthetic fiber.
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man-made lake

  • noun lake used to store water for community use
    artificial lake; reservoir.
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mischief-making

  • noun reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
    rascality; mischief; mischievousness; roguishness; roguery; devilment; deviltry; shenanigan; devilry.
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Mis"chief-mak`ing adjective
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  1. Causing harm; exciting enmity or quarrels. Rowe. -- n. The act or practice of making mischief, inciting quarrels, etc.
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money-making

Mon"ey-mak`ing noun
Definitions
  1. The act or process of making money; the acquisition and accumulation of wealth.
    Obstinacy in money-making. Milman.
Mon"ey-mak`ing adjective
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  1. Affording profitable returns; lucrative; as, a money-making business.
  2. Sussessful in gaining money, and devoted to that aim; as, a money-making man.
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mouth-made

Mouth"-made` adjective
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  1. Spoken without sincerity; not heartfelt. "Mouth-made vows." Shak.
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movie making

  • noun the production of movies
    moviemaking; film making.
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new-made

  • adjective satellite newly made
    • the aroma of new-made bread
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non-profit-making

  • adjective satellite not commercially motivated
    nonprofit.
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On the make

  • bent upon making great profits; greedy of gain. Low, U. S.
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photoplate making

  • noun the process whereby printing surfaces (plates or cylinders) are produced by photographic methods
    photomechanics.
    • photomechanics revolutionized the practice of printing
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policy-making

  • adjective satellite concerned with policy, not administration
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purpose-made

  • adjective satellite designed and constructed to serve a particular purpose
    purpose-built.
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ready-made

  • noun a manufactured artifact (as a garment or piece of furniture) that is made in advance and available for purchase
    • their apartment was furnished with ready-mades
  • adjective made for purchase and immediate use
  • adjective satellite repeated regularly without thought or originality
    cliched.
    • ready-made phrases
  • adjective satellite commercially produced; not homemade
    • ready-made clothes
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Read"y-made` adjective
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  1. Made already, or beforehand, in anticipation of need; not made to order; as, ready-made clothing; ready-made jokes.
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self-made

  • adjective satellite having achieved success or recognition by your own efforts
    • a self-made millionaire
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Self"-made` adjective
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  1. Made by one's self.
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Self-made man

  • a man who has risen from poverty or obscurity by means of his own talentss or energies.
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slave-making ant

  • noun an ant that attacks colonies of other ant species and carries off the young to be reared as slave ants
    slave-maker.
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tailor-made

  • noun custom-made clothing
  • adjective satellite (of clothing) custom-made
    made-to-order; tailored; bespoken; bespoke.
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tailor-make

  • verb create (clothes) with cloth
    sew; tailor.
    • Can the seamstress sew me a suit by next week?
  • verb make to specifications
    customize; custom-make; customise.
    • I had this desk custom-made for me
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To make (a thing) one's business

  • to occupy one's self with a thing as a special charge or duty. Colloq.
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To make, ∨ cause, the face to shine upon

  • to be propitious to; to be gracious to.
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To make, ∨ gain, a point

  • accomplish that which was proposed; also, to make advance by a step, grade, or position.
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To make a bed

  • to prepare a bed for being slept on, or to put it in order.
  • to prepare a bed; to arrange or put in order a bed and its bedding.
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To make a book

  • (Horse Racing), to lay bets (recorded in a pocket book) against the success of every horse, so that the bookmaker wins on all the unsuccessful horses and loses only on the winning horse or horses.
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To make a card

  • (Card Playing), to take a trick with it.
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To make a choice of

  • to choose; to select; to separate and take in preference.
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To make a circuit

  • to go around; to go a roundabout way.
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To make a clean breast

  • to disclose the secrets which weigh upon one; to make full confession.
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To make a dead set

  • to make a determined onset, literally or figuratively.
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To make a face

  • to distort the countenance; to make a grimace. Shak.
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To make a fool of

  • to render ridiculous; to outwit; to shame. Colloq.
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To make a good board

  • (Naut.), to sail in a straight line when close-hauled; to lose little to leeward.
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To make a march

  • (Card Playing), to take all the tricks of a hand, in the game of euchre.
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To make a move

  • . (a) To take some action . (b) To move a piece, as in a game.
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To make a point of

  • to attach special importance to.
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To make a stand

  • to halt for the purpose of offering resistance to a pursuing enemy.
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To make account

  • to have an opinion or expectation; to reckon. Obs.
    s other part . . . makes account to find no slender arguments for this assertion out of those very scriptures which are commonly urged against it. Milton.
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To make account of

  • to esteem; to regard.
  • to hold in estimation; to esteem; as, he makes small account of beauty.
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To make an ass of one's self

  • to do or say something very foolish or absurd.
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To make an out

  • (Print.), to omit something, in setting or correcting type, which was in the copy.
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To make as if, ∨ To make as though

  • to pretend that; to make show that; to make believe (see under Make, v. t.).
    Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten before them, and fled. Josh. viii. 15.
    My lord of London maketh as though he were greatly displeased with me. Latimer.
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To make at

  • to go toward hastily, or in a hostile manner; to attack.
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To make away

  • . (a) 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.
    (b) To alienate; to transfer; to make over. Obs. Waller.
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To make away with

  • . (a) To carry off. (b) To transfer or alienate; hence, to spend; to dissipate . (c) To kill; to destroy.
  • . (a) To kill or destroy. (b) To carry off.
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To make believe

  • to pretend; to feign; to simulate.
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To make bold

  • to take the liberty; to venture.
  • to take liberties or the liberty; to venture.
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To make both ends meet

  • to live within one's income. Fuller.
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To make choice of

  • to take by way of preference; to choose.
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To make common cause with

  • to join with in purposes and aims.
  • to join or ally one's self with.
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To make conscience of, To make a matter of conscience

  • to act according to the dictates of conscience concerning (any matter), or to scruple to act contrary to its dictates.
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To make dainty

  • to assume or affect delicacy or fastidiousness. Obs.
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To make danger

  • to make experiment. Obs. Beau. & Fl.
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To make default

  • (Law), to fail to appear or answer.
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To make ducks and drakes

  • to throw a flat stone obliquely, so as to make it rebound repeatedly from the surface of the water, raising a succession of jets = skipping stones ; hence:
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To make fair weather

  • to flatter; to give flattering representations. R.
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To make fan of

  • to hold up to, or turn into, ridicule.
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To make fast

  • (Naut.), to make secure; to fasten firmly, as a vessel, a rope, or a door.
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To make foul water

  • to sail in such shallow water that the ship's keel stirs the mud at the bottom.
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To make free with

  • to take liberties with; to help one's self to. Colloq.
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To make friends with

  • to become reconciled to or on friendly terms with. "Having now made friends with the Athenians." Jowett (Thucyd. ).
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To make game of

  • to make sport of; to mock.
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To make good

  • to fulfill; to establish; to maintain; to supply (a defect or deficiency); to indemmify; to prove or verify (an accusation); to prove to be blameless; to clear; to vindicate.
    Each word made good and true. Shak.
    Of no power to make his wishes good. Shak.
    I . . . would by combat make her good. Shak.
    Convenient numbers to make good the city. Shak.
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To make good, ∨ bad, weather

  • (Naut.), to endure a gale well or ill; said of a vessel. Shak.
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To make haste

  • to hasten.
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To make head

  • to make headway.
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To make head, ∨ To make head against

  • to resist with success; to advance.
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To make it strange

  • . (a) To assume ignorance, suspicion, or alarm, concerning it . Shak. (b) To make it a matter of difficulty. Obs. Chaucer.
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To make it tough

  • to make it a matter of difficulty; to make it a hard matter. Obs.
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To make it wise

  • to make it a matter of deliberation. Obs. " We thought it was not worth to make it wise." Chaucer.
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To make land

  • (Naut.), to sight land.
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To make light of

  • to treat as of little consequence; to slight; to disregard.
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To make little of

  • . (a) To belittle. (b) To accomplish easily.
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To make love to

  • to express affection for; to woo. "If you will marry, make your loves to me." Shak.
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To make meat

  • to cure meat in the open air. Colloq. Western U. S.
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To make merry

  • to feast; to be joyful or jovial.
  • to be jovial; to indulge in hilarity; to feast with mirth. Judg. ix. 27.
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To make mischief

  • to do mischief, especially by exciting quarrels.
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To make money

  • to gain or acquire money or property; to make a profit in dealings.
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To make much of

  • to treat with much consideration,, attention, or fondness; to value highly.
  • to treat as something of especial value or worth.
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To make nice of

  • to be scrupulous about. Obs.
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To make no bones

  • to make no scruple; not to hesitate. Low
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To make no difference

  • to have no weight or influence; to be a matter of indifference.
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To make no doubt

  • to have no doubt.
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To make no matter

  • to have no weight or importance; to make no difference.
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To make nothing of

  • . (a) To make no difficulty of; to consider as trifling or important . "We are industrious to preserve our bodies from slavery, but we make nothing of suffering our souls to be slaves to our lusts." Ray. (b) Not to understand; as, I could make nothing of what he said.
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To make oath

  • (Law), to swear, as to the truth of something, in a prescribed form of law.
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To make of

  • . (a) To understand or think concerning; as, not to know what to make of the news. (b) To pay attention to; to cherish; to esteem; to account .
    "Makes she no more of me than of a slave." Dryden.
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To make off

  • to go away suddenly.
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To make one a compliment

  • to show one respect; to praise one in a flattering way. Locke.
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To make one's compliments to

  • to offer formal courtesias to.
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To make one's election

  • to choose.
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To make one's hand

  • to gain advantage or profit.
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To make one's law

  • (Old Law), to adduce proof to clear one's self of a charge.
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To make one's manners

  • to make a bow or courtesy; to offer salutation.
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To make one's mark

  • . (a) To sign, as a letter or other writing, by making a cross or other mark. (b) To make a distinct or lasting impression on the public mind, or on affairs; to gain distinction.
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To make one's peace with

  • to reconcile one with, to plead one's cause with, or to become reconciled with, another. "I will make your peace with him." Shak.
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To make one's self at home

  • to conduct one's self with as much freedom as if at home.
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To make one's self scarce

  • to decamp; to depart. Slang
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To make one's self understood

  • to make one's meaning clear.
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To make one's way

  • to advance in life by one's personal efforts.
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To make out

  • to succeed; to be able at last; to make shift; as, he made out to reconcile the contending parties.
  • . (a) To find out; to discover; to decipher; as, to make out the meaning of a letter. (b) To prove; to establish; as, the plaintiff was unable to make out his case . (c) To make complete or exact; as, he was not able to make out the money.
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To make over

  • to transfer the title of; to convey; to alienate; as, he made over his estate in trust or in fee.
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To make pourparty

  • to divide and apportion lands previously held in common.
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To make prize of

  • to capture. Hawthorne.
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To make ready

  • to make preparation; to get in readiness.
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To make room

  • to open a space, way, or passage; to remove obstructions; to give room.
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To make sail

  • (Naut.), to extend an additional quantity of sail.
  • . (Naut.) (a) To increase the quantity of sail already extended . (b) To set sail.
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To make scruple

  • to hesitate from conscientious motives; to scruple. Locke.
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To make shift

  • to contrive or manage in an exigency. "I shall make shift to go without him." Shak.
    [They] made a shift to keep their own in Ireland. Milton.
  • to manage by expedients; as, they made shift to do without it. Colloq..
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To make ship

  • to embark in a ship or other vessel.
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To make short boards

  • to tack frequently.
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To make sternway

  • to move with the stern foremost; to go or drift backward.
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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.
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To make strange, To make one's self strange

  • . (a) To profess ignorance or astonishment . (b) To assume the character of a stranger . Gen. xlii. 7.
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To make suit to

  • to endeavor to gain the favor of; to court.
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To make sure

  • . (a) To make certain; to secure so that there can be no failure of the purpose or object. "Make Cato sure." Addison. "A peace can not fail, provided we make sure of Spain." Sir W. Temple. (b) To betroth. Obs.
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To make terms

  • to come to terms; to make an agreement: to agree.
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To make the best of

  • . (a) To improve to the utmost; to use or dispose of to the greatest advantage. "Let there be freedom to carry their commodities where they can make the best of them." Bacon. (b) To reduce to the least possible inconvenience; as, to make the best of ill fortune or a bad bargain.
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To make the cards

  • (Card Playing), to shuffle the pack.
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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.
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To make the heart bleed

  • to cause extreme pain, as from sympathy or pity.
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To make time

  • . (a) To gain time. (b) To occupy or use (a certain) time in doing something; as, the trotting horse made fast time.
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To make up

  • to become reconciled or friendly.
  • . (a) To collect into a sum or mass; as, to make up the amount of rent; to make up a bundle or package. (b) To reconcile; to compose; as, to make up a difference or quarrel . (c) To supply what is wanting in; to complete; as, a dollar is wanted to make up the stipulated sum . (d) 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.
    (e) To compensate; to make good; as, to make up a loss. (f) To adjust, or to arrange for settlement; as, to make up accounts . (g) To dress and paint for a part, as an actor; as, he was well made up.
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To make up a face

  • to distort the face as an expression of pain or derision.
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To make up for

  • to compensate for; to supply an equivalent for.
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To make up one's mind

  • to reach a mental determination; to resolve.
  • to come to an opinion or decision; to determine.
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To make up to

  • . (a) To approach; as, a suspicious boat made up to us. (b) To pay addresses to; to make love to.
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To make up with

  • to become reconciled to. Colloq.
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To make use of, To put to use

  • to employ; to derive service from; to use.
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To make water

  • . (a) (Naut.) To leak. (b) To urinate .
  • . (a) To pass urine. Swift. (b) (Naut.) To admit water; to leak.
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To make way

  • . See under Make, v. t.
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To make way, ∨ To make one's way

  • . (a) To make progress; to advance. (b) To open a passage; to clear the way .
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To make way with

  • to make away with. See under Away. Archaic
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To make with

  • to concur or agree with. Hooker.
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To make words

  • to multiply words.
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To meddle and make

  • to intrude one's self into another person's concerns. Archaic
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well-made

  • adjective satellite skillfully constructed
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wine making

  • noun the craft and science of growing grapes and making wine
    winemaking.
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