He works in a factory that makes jet engines.
She made the curtains herself.
He collected wood to make a fire.
She used cheese and a mixture of other ingredients to make a delicious sauce.
Someone was making a disturbance.
The car's engine has been making a strange noise lately.
The rock made a dent in the car's fender.
I'm not trying to make trouble.
The typist made a mistake.
I called the doctor's office to make an appointment. Noun
“What make of car is that?” “I think it's a Ford.” See More
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At one point, Kazuhiko was heading to a table with an order but became distracted when the construction crew outside made a loud noise.—Julia Mio Inuma, Washington Post, 19 Sep. 2023 Ice Spice makes a special appearance in the spot, which Affleck directed and produced with Artists Equity, to announce her collaboration with Dunkin’.—Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 19 Sep. 2023 The Jets settled for a field goal to make the score 18-10.—Ken Belson, New York Times, 18 Sep. 2023 Among the other Big Three: Stellantis’ CEO Carlos Tavares made $24.8 million last year, a 22% increase from the year before.—Allison Morrow, CNN, 18 Sep. 2023 The host made plans to bring the show back without the segments that crucially relied on the writers, like his monologue, desk piece, New Rules and editorial additions.—Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 18 Sep. 2023 Phan never looks particularly happy while making sushi, instead appearing just short of obsessed.—Nick Kindelsperger, Chicago Tribune, 18 Sep. 2023 How much does an average UAW autoworker make—and how much do Big Three CEOs get paid?—Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 18 Sep. 2023 Just 34% of people agreed or strongly agreed that progress to slow or reverse climate change was being made.—Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, 7 Sep. 2023
With a description of an ogre-like man, and the make and model of his truck, police took a closer look at Amber's phone records from 2010.—Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 16 Sep. 2023 With the make and model number in hand, call or email several stores for a quote.—Laura Daily, Washington Post, 11 Sep. 2023 Advertisement The car chasing them was a white or silver car of unknown make and model, according to Acker.—Summer Lin, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2023 However, in the aftermarket world there are additional compatibility considerations, particularly with makes and models that have dust covers:
Before purchasing an LED headlight, assess your headlight assembly.—Katherine Keeler, Car and Driver, 31 Aug. 2023 Bill of sale: a document stating all terms of the sale, including date of sale, a description of the vehicle (including its make/model/year and mileage), the sale price for the vehicle, and the full names and addresses of both the buyer and seller.—Medora Lee, USA TODAY, 31 Aug. 2023 San Diego State’s coach is eager, then, to see what improvements the Aztecs make between last week’s 20-13 win over Ohio and Saturday’s game against Idaho State.—Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Aug. 2023 As an actor, every single audition is a make or break.—Mara Reinstein, Vulture, 7 Aug. 2023 Then, down two points with 10 seconds left in the game, Canada, who is shooting 35.3% from 3-point range this season and 21.1% in her career, had a last-second make beyond the arc.—Indystar Sports, The Indianapolis Star, 26 July 2023 See More
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Verb and Noun
Middle English, from Old English macian; akin to Old High German mahhōn to prepare, make, Greek magēnai to be kneaded, Old Church Slavonic mazati to anoint, smear