make up for (something)

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Definition of make up for (something)

: to do or have something as a way of correcting or improving (something else) He wanted to make up for neglecting his children by spending more time with them. She tried to make up for lost time by working extra hard. What the movie lacks in plot it makes up for in special effects.

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“Make up for (something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20up%20for%20%28something%29. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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