make capital out of

Definition of make capital out of

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

Word by Word Definitions

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. : the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

  2. : brand

  3. : the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

capital play
  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.

  2. : punishable by death

  3. : involving execution

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

  2. : accumulated goods devoted to the production of other goods

  3. : accumulated possessions calculated to bring in income

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

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

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

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

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

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

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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