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make waves

Definition of make waves

informal

  1. :  to do something in a way that causes people to pay attention to what one is doing <He's making waves in the music industry.>; especially :  to cause trouble or annoy people by complaining <I'm tempted to complain, but I don't want to make waves.>



Word by Word Definitions

makeplay
  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

waveplay waves
  1. :  to motion with the hands or with something held in them in signal or salute

    :  to float, play, or shake in an air current :  move loosely to and fro :  flutter

    :  to move in waves :  heave

  1. :  a moving ridge or swell on the surface of a liquid (as of the sea)

    :  open water

    :  a shape or outline having successive curves


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