Friday, 20 May 2011

Phrasal Verbs “make”

Make something up = to say or write something that isn’t true. e.g. He made up a story that his dog ate his homework.
Make up something = to form the whole of something. e.g. A large percentage of our body is made up of water.
Make up = to forgive someone and become friendly again. e.g. We made up after our huge argument.
Make-up = something you put on your face. e.g. She wears make-up to work every day.
Make up for something = to replace something that has been lost. e.g. We are making up for lost time by spending our weekends together.
Make it up to somebody = do something good for somebody. e.g. I’m taking her out to dinner to make up for my bad behavior.
Make away with something = to steal something. e.g. The bank robbers made away with $50.000.
Make for something = go in a particular direction. e.g. When the fire broke out, the staff made for the emergency exit.
Make of something/somebody = to express an opinion. e.g. What do you make of Craig?
Make out something/somebody = to have a hard time seeing/hearing something/somebody. e.g. I couldn’t make out what they were saying from where I was standing.
Make out something = to falsely claim something. e.g. They made out that they didn’t have any money but they moved into an expensive flat.
Make-over = when an expert changes someone's appearance. e.g. I didn’t recognize him after his make-over.

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