make for

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of make for

1 : to go toward (a place) quickly
  • Everyone made for the exit as soon as the show was over.
  • After he left the office he made straight for home.
2 : to cause (something) to happen or to be more likely
  • Courtesy makes for safer driving.

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


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