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making

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often makings plural the basic elements from which something can be developed
  • she has all the makings of an excellent leader, but she needs some experience first
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making

verb , present participle of make

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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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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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13 chiefly dialect to position (something) so as to prevent passage through an opening
  • make the gate when ye leave
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closing, shutting, steeking [chiefly Scottish]

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