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make

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2 to obtain (as a goal) through effort

  • we finally made it!
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3 to be the cause of (a situation, action, or state of mind)

  • the cats made quite a disturbance when they knocked the Christmas tree over
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bring forth, give rise to

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4 to carry through (as a process) to completion

  • one person from each department will be asked to make a short presentation at the meeting
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go through

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5 to cause (a person) to give in to pressure

  • made him do all the work while everyone else just lounged around
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twist one's arm

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6 to decide the size, amount, number, or distance of (something) without actual measurement

  • I make that to be about six feet long
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8 to give the impression of being

  • the family made merry despite their financial worries
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9 to go on a specified course or in a certain direction

  • the baby made straight for the toy lying on the rug
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10 to put into effect through legislative or authoritative action

  • the legislature failed to make any new laws last session
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11 to receive as return for effort

  • I make considerably more money now than I did when I first started working here
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12 to have a clear idea of

  • what do you make of the latest information?
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pick up on

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13 chiefly dialect to position (something) so as to prevent passage through an opening

  • make the gate when ye leave
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close, shut, steek [chiefly Scottish]

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