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make good

Definition of make good

  1. 1 :  to become successful <It's a story about a kid from a small town trying to make good in the big city.>

  2. 2 :  to do something that one has promised or threatened to do <He made good his promise.> —usually + on in U.S. English <He made good on his promise.> <They made good on their threat and forced the company to go out of business.>

  3. 3 :  to pay for (something) —usually + on <The insurance company was required to make good on the loss.>

  4. 4 chiefly British :  to repair (something) <The contract obliges you to make good any damaged windows.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

  1. :  of a favorable character or tendency

    :  bountiful, fertile

    :  handsome, attractive

  1. :  something that is good

    :  something conforming to the moral order of the universe

    :  praiseworthy character :  goodness

  1. :  well

    : used as an intensive

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of, relating to, or near a shore

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