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make it

Definition of make it

  1. 1 :  to reach a particular place, goal, etc. <The ship made it to port.> <Welcome to the party. I'm glad you could make it!> <The story made it to the front page.> <She's finally made it onto the team.> <If we hurry, we can still make it home before dark.>

  2. 2 :  to not fail, die, etc. :  survive <Many new businesses don't make it through their first year.> <He's very sick. The doctor doesn't think he's going to make it.>

  3. 3 :  to become successful <It's tough to succeed in this business, but if you work hard I know you'll make it eventually.> <He made it big in real estate.>

  4. 4 chiefly US informal :  to have sex <His girlfriend caught him making it with another girl.>

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

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