make up

9 ENTRIES FOUND:

make up

verb

Definition of MAKE UP

transitive verb
1
a :  to form by fitting together or assembling <make up a train of cars>
b :  to arrange typeset matter in (as pages) for printing
2
a :  to combine to produce (a sum or whole)
b :  constitute, compose <10 chapters make up this volume>
3
a :  to compensate for (as a deficiency or omission) <make up the difference in lost pay>
b :  to do or take in order to correct an omission <make up a history exam>
4
:  settle, decide <made up my mind to depart>
5
:  to wrap or fasten up <make the books up into a parcel>
6
a :  to prepare in physical appearance for a role
b :  to apply cosmetics to
7
a :  invent, improvise <make up a story>
b :  to set in order <rooms are made up daily>
intransitive verb
1
:  to become reconciled <quarreled but later made up>
2
a :  to act ingratiatingly and flatteringly <made up to his aunt for a new bicycle>
b :  to make advances :  court
3
:  compensate <make up for lost time>
4
a :  to put on costumes or makeup (as for a play)
b :  to apply cosmetics

Examples of MAKE UP

  1. <the book is made up of 20 chapters>
  2. <she keeps making up excuses as to why she hasn't yet finished the project>

First Known Use of MAKE UP

14th century

Rhymes with MAKE UP

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