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terça-feira, 12 de junho de 2012

Phrasal Verbs and idioms with "make"

To make it: to be able to do something.

I don´t know if I´ll be able to make it to the movie (=to arrive in time to watch it).

To make out: to kiss or toi have sex

They were making out in the car.

To make up: to resolve a quarrel.

They made up after that huge fight.

To make up: to use facial cosmetics

I don´t have time to make up in the morning.

To make something up: to invent something

I didn´t want to go to the party, so I just made up an excuse.

To make someone´s day: make a person´s day great

That promotion made him so happy. It made his day.

To make out: to be able to see well

I could barely make out his face in the dark.

To make money: to earn money as self-employed

 The money he makes in this profession isn´t enough to support his family.


To make for: 

1. To have or produce (a particular effect or result): small details that make for comfort.
2. To help promote; further: makes for better communication.
To make off:
To depart in haste; run away.
To make over:
1. To redo; renovate.
2. To change or transfer the ownership of, usually by means of a legal document: made over the property to her son.

To make a clean breast of:
To confess fully.
To make a face:
To distort the features of the face; grimace.
To make a go of:
To achieve success in: have made a go of the business.
To make away with:
1. To carry off; steal.
2. To use up or consume.
3. To kill or destroy.
To make believe:
To pretend.
To make bold:
To venture: I will not make so bold as to criticize such a scholar.
To make book: 

To accept bets on a race, game, or contest.
To make do:
To manage to get along with the means available: had to make do on less income.
To make ends meet:
To manage so that one's means are sufficient for one's needs.
Tomake eyes:
To ogle.
To make fun of:
To mock; ridicule.
To make good:
1. To carry out successfully: made good his escape.
2. To fulfill: made good her promise.
3. To make compensation for; make up for: made good the loss.
4. To succeed: made good as a writer.
To make hay:
To turn to one's advantage: The candidate's opponents made hay of the scandal.
To make heads or tails of:
To understand: I couldn't make heads or tails of the report.
To make history:
To do something memorable or spectacular enough to influence the course of history: The first space flight made history.
To make it:
1. Informal : To achieve a goal; be successful. finally made it as an actor.
2. Slang To have sexual intercourse.
To make light of:
To treat as unimportant: He made light of his illness.
To make love:
1. To engage in amorous caressing.
2. To engage in sexual intercourse.
To make much of:
To treat as of great importance.
To make no bones about: 

To be forthright and candid about; acknowledge freely: They make no bones about their dislike for each other.
To make off with:
To snatch or steal: made off with the profits.
To make (one's) peace with:
To bring oneself to accept; reconcile oneself to.
To make (one's) way:
1. To go forward; advance.
2. To succeed, especially in making a living.
To make sail:
1. To begin a voyage.
2. To set sail.
To make sense:
1. To be coherent or intelligible: an explanation that made sense.
2. To be practical or advisable: It makes sense to go now.
To make something of:
To start a fight or quarrel over.
To make the grade: 

To measure up to a given standard.
To make the most of:
To use to the greatest advantage.
To make the scene (Slang):
1. To put in an appearance: made the scene at the party.
2. To participate in a specified activity: made the drug scene.
To make time:
1. To travel speedily.
2. To travel at a specified rate: We made good time getting to town.
3.( Slang) To make progress toward attracting someone: tried to make time with the new neighbor.
To make tracks: (Slang):
To move or leave in a hurry.
To make up (one's) mind:
To decide between alternatives; come to a definite decision or opinion.
To make waves: (Slang)
To cause a disturbance or controversy.
To make way:
1. To give room for passage; move aside.
2. To make progress.
On the make (Slang)
1. Aggressively striving for financial or social improvement: a young executive on the make.
2. Eagerly seeking a sexual partner.

(Main source: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/make+do)

2 comentários:

  1. As if you hadn't posted enough ... I've just bumped onto another one. The girl said that her boss had never made a pass at her, meaning he had never showed sexual interest in her or had never made sexual advances to her. The list is endless. Thanks for the post!

  2. It sure is, Claudio!! Thanks for the comment!! Besos!!