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Phrasal verbs that consist of "Make".
make a believer out of SO
It was an interesting discussion, but it did not make a believer out of me.
to convince someone decisively about something.
make a big deal about STH
I only stepped on your toe. Don't make a big deal about it.
to exaggerate the seriousness of something.
make a break for it (or SO/STH)
Max made a break for the door.
to run suddenly toward someone or something; to seize an opportunity to run toward someone or something.
make a run for it
When the guard wasn't looking, the prisoner made a run for it.
to run fast to get away or get somewhere.
make a bundle
John really made a bundle on that deal.
make a lot of money
make a killing
Bill made a killing at the racetrack yesterday.
to have a great success, especially in making money.
make good money
I don't know what she does, but she makes good money.
to earn a sizable money
make it big
I always knew that someday I would make it big.
My brother made it big, but it has just led to tax problems.
to become successful, especially financially.
make out like bandit
Mary made out like a bandit, playing twenty-one in Las Vegas.
to make a large profit.
make a check out to SO
Would you make the check over to my bank?
to endorse the back of a check, making it payable to someone or a group
make a clean sweep
The boss decided to change the direction of the company, so he made a clean sweep and fired all the top management.
to do something completely or thoroughly, with no exceptions.
make a comeback
You're never too old to make a comeback.
to return to one's former (successful) career.
make a day of it
We went to the museum to see the new exhibit and then decided to make a day of it.
to spend the whole day doing something.
make a night of it
I did not want to make a night of it, so I left early.
to spend the entire evening or night doing something.
make a dent in
Look at what's left on your plate! You hardly made a dent in your dinner.
to use only a little of something; to make a small amount of progress with something
make a headway
Talks between the two countries are making very little headway.
to make a progress
make a face
Mother, Billy made a face at me!
to show a funny or distorted expression to someone in ridicule.
make a quick buck
Times are hard - you have to make a fast buck wherever and however you can.
to earn money quickly and often in a way that is not honest
make a fool (out) of SO
John made a fool out of himself at the party.
to make someone look foolish.
I made a fool out of myself by drinking too much at the party.
make a big fuss over STH
1.Why do you make a fuss over a problem like that?
to worry about or make a bother about someone or something.
2. Please don't make a fuss over who gets the last cookie.
to argue about someone or something.
make a habit of doing STH
I make a habit of counting my change.
to do something so often that it becomes a habit.
make a life for oneself
She made a good life for herself in New York City, working as a freelancer.
to develop and live a particular kind of lifestyle for oneself.
make a living by
John makes a living from painting houses.
to earn a living from something or by doing something.
make a man out of SO
Send Wally into the army. That'll make a man out of him.
to make a young male into an adult male.
I will try to make amends for the accident.
to make up to someone for something that someone or something did.
make a mental note
Please make a mental note of my telephone number.
to remember something
make a mockery of STH
What a mess. You made a mockery of the task.
Foreigners would take advantage of this politeness and makes a mockery of the Japanese people's intellect.
to make a deliberate parody or a poor imitation of something.
make a move on SO
Was he making a move on me? I think he was.
to attempt to seduce someone.
: to persuade SO to do STH, especially to have a sex, by making it seems extremely attractive.
make a pass at SO
Can you believe it? Larry made a pass at me!
to flirt with or suggest sexual activity with someone.
flirt with SO
: to consider doing STH but not be very serious about it
make a name for oneself in
She would have done well in any sport, but Virginia ended up making a name for herself in soccer.
to become well known and respected for doing something in particular
make an appearance
We waited for thirty minutes for the professor to make an appearance, then we went home.
to appear; to appear in a performance.
make an entrance
She made her entrance too early and threw everyone into confusion.
to enter [a place], in some formal or special way, as onto the stage in a play or opera.
make an exception
Please make an exception just this once.
to suspend a rule or practice for someone in a single instance.
make a good impression on SO by
Tom made quite an impression on the banker.
to produce a positive memorable effect on someone while one is present.
make an offer one can't refuse
He made me an offer I could not refuse, so I sold him my car.
a very attractive offer.
make a note of it
You want to be considered for promotion. I'll make a note of it.
Please make a note of it.
to remember something both literaly and figuretively
make an uproar
The dog got into church and made an uproar.
to cause an outburst or sensation.
make a point of doing STH
She makes a point of sending thank-you notes
to be certain to do something that you think is important
make a point
You made a point that we all should remember.
He spoke for an hour without making a point.
to state an item of importance.
make a scene
Don’t make a scene when you go to the dance floor tonight!
to be loud and rude with other people or in public
Claude made believe he hadn't heard what she said.
make cracks about SO
Stop making cracks about my cousin.
Ken made a few cracks about the movie.
to make jokes or smart remarks about someone or something.
Please don't make demands of everyone in the shop.
The boss is making a lot of demands on the new machinery.
to expect someone or something to do something or act in a particular way.
make do with STH
to do STH as well as possible with STH such as limited resourses
make good time
On our trip to Toledo, we made good time.
to proceed at a fast or reasonable rate.
make a good out of STH
get a lot of miledge out of STH
make it to STH
She made it to the airport just in time to catch her plane.
to get to somewhere on time
make it snappy
: Make it snappy! I haven't got all day.
Hurry up!; Move quickly and smartly.
make life miserable for SO
I wish you would stop making life miserable for me.
to give someone misery; to be a great nuisance to someone.
make lite of STH
I make light of my problems, and that makes me feel better.
to treat something as if it were unimportant or humorous.
make my day!
Move a muscle! Go for your gun! Go ahead, make my day!
Make my day. Just try it.
Go ahead, do what you are going to do, and I will be very happy to do what I have to do!
make no difference
Pick whom you like. It makes no difference to me.
not to matter to someone.
make no mistake (about it!)
I'm very angry with you! Make no mistake about it!
Do not be mistaken! You can be certain. (勘違いするなよ！～）
make yourself at home
In response: "don’t mind if I do"
make yourself heard
I had to shout to make myself heard.
to speak loudly so that one will be heard above background noise.
make oneself a laughingstock of STH
Laura made herself a laughingstock by arriving at the fast-food restaurant in full evening dress.
to make oneself a source of ridicule or laughter; to do something that invites ridicule.
make oneself scarce
Tom is mad and is looking for you. Better make yourself scarce.
Make yourself scarce! Here comes the sheriff.
[for someone] to become difficult to find; [for someone to] go into hiding.
make one's mark
Perry made his mark by inventing a special kind of holder for a cell phone.
to do something that allows one to receive appropriate recognition.
make your peace with SO
Melanie knew she had to go back into the house and make her peace with her parents.
to stop arguing with someone
make one's way back
I went for a walk and got lost. It took hours for me to make my way back.
to work one's way back to something or some place, to backtrack
make one's way in the world
I intend to prepare myself to make my way in the world by getting a college degree
to succeed in the world independently
make one's way through STH
1.When the grandchildren visit, I have to pick my way through the toys on the floor.
to move along a route full of obstacles; to travel, usually on foot, through an area of heavy vegetation or through a crowd of people or things.
2. My teacher said he couldn't even make (or pick) his way through my report. It was just too confusing.
to work slowly and meticulously through something.
make or break SO
The army will either make or break him.
It's a tough assignment, and it will either make or break her.
to bring success to or improve, or ruin, someone.
1. The lost hiker thought he’d never make it out of the jungle.
to exit a situation or place.
This is the only one that can be split, and always has the word “it” between make and out.
make out with SO
to french kiss, to have a sex
make out with STH
How did you make out with it?
My cousin invested in technology stocks in the 1990s and made out like a bandit.
How did you make out at the casino last night?
getting positive results from a situation or transaction
make SO/STH tick
I don't know what makes it tick.
What makes John tick? I just don't understand him.
to cause someone or something to run or function.
make SO over
Sally's mother made (or did) Sally over for the play tryouts.
The designer made over Sally completely. --> this works only one time.
to buy a new wardrobe for someone; to redo someone's hairstyle, makeup, etc.
make SO's blood boil
It just makes my blood boil to think of the amount of food that gets wasted around here.
to make SO very angry
make SO's blood run cold
I heard a scream which made my blood run cold.
if something makes someone's blood run cold, it makes them very frightened
make SO's skin crawl
Just thinking about the way he had touched her made her skin crawl.
if something or someone makes your skin crawl, you think they are very unpleasant or frightening
make SO's hair stand on end
The horrible scream made my hair stand on end.
to cause someone to be very frightened.
make SO's head spin/swim
1.Riding the merry-go-round makes my head spin.
Fig. to make someone dizzy or disoriented.
2. The physics lecture made my head spin.
Fig. to confuse or overwhelm someone.
make SO sick
I am really tired of your vile talk. You make me sick!
to disgust SO
make SO's position clear
I can't tell whether you are in favor of or against the proposal. Please make your position clear.
to clarify where someone stands on an issue.
make SO stir crazy
I am going to go stir-crazy if I don't get out of this office.
make someone crazy from being confined.
make SO the scapegoat for STH
They made Tom the scapegoat for the whole affair. It wasn't all his fault.
to make someone take the blame for something.
make some sence out of SO/STH
No one can make sense out of Tom's story.
to understand SO/STH
make a party, meeting etc.
make STH at SO
make signal, sign to SO
make STH of STH
What do you make of this news? What do you make (sence) of it?
to interpret as the meaning of
make/put/set STH right/good
I know I owe you some money, but don't worry, I'll make it good.
to correct something; to alter a situation to make it more fair.
make STH to order
The tailor made the jacket to order for me.
to custom-make an item
1. tell a lie,
2. redo STH,
3. to assemble
make STH up to SO
to compensate STH to SO
make the best of STH
I don't like it, but I will try to make the best of my summer landscaping job by getting a good tan
to do as well as possible with something that is not too promising.
make the most of STH
They designed the advertisements to make the most of the product's features.
Mary knows how to make the most of her talents.
to make something appear as good as possible
make time for
On the flight back to Washington, the president made time for reporters' questions.
to allow time for something in particular
make trouble SO
I don't want to make trouble, but I have a few suggestions that could make things work more smoothly.
to cause trouble or additional work.
make up for lost time
We drove as fast as we could, trying to make up for lost time.
to catch up; to go fast to balance a period of going slow or not moving.
make up with SO
We kissed and made up.
To resolve a quarrel, to be reconciled with SO
Is this project making way?
A sailboat can't make way if there is no wind.
to make progress; to move ahead.
make way for SO/STH
Make way for the stretcher. Here comes the doctor—make way!
to clear a path for someone or something.