make capital out of

Definition of make capital out of

  1. :  to use (something) to one's advantage She's been accused of trying to make capital out of the tragedy.

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

capitalplay
  1. :  the uppermost member of a column or pilaster crowning the shaft and taking the weight of the entablature — see column illustration

  1. :  of or conforming to the series A, B, C, etc. rather than a, b, c, etc.

    :  punishable by death

    :  involving execution

  1. :  a stock of accumulated goods especially at a specified time and in contrast to income received during a specified period

    :  the value of these accumulated goods

    :  accumulated goods devoted to the production of other goods

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball


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