make it up


chiefly British
: to become friendly again after being angry
She's trying to make it up with him.

Examples of make it up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the property was so overgrown that their sedan couldn’t make it up the driveway, as though nature were guarding the family’s secrets. Julian Lucas, The New Yorker, 8 Jan. 2024 Phoebe sadly learns that her dead Christmas trees go into the chopper, and Ross accidentally breaks a Girl Scout's (Mae Whitman) leg and is forced to sell the cookies himself to make it up to her. Eric Todisco, Peoplemag, 7 Dec. 2023 Also a standout is Wendy Maples as Claire, Catherine’s older sister, who has escaped the burden of caring for their dad but hopes to make it up to Catherine by inviting her to come live with her in New York. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Nov. 2023 And the singer may or may not make it up there in time after a Sunday concert in Brazil. Bychris Morris, Fortune, 19 Nov. 2023 Cuevas would later make it up with an interception, one of three on the night for Valley Center. Tim Meehan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Oct. 2023 And hey, victims of the MGM cyberattack — Larry Flynt's Hustler Club has a little something to make it up to you. Fox News, 16 Oct. 2023 Voters who can’t make it up to L.A. regularly for screenings and events can celebrate in their own backyard. Jenelle Riley, Variety, 12 Oct. 2023 The film follows loving mom, Paulette, who feels guilty after unfairly punishing her daughter Linda and would do anything to make it up to her. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 2 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Make it up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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