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English definition of “made up”

made up

adjective uk   /ˌmeɪdˈʌp/ us  

made up adjective (APPEARANCE)

[after verb] wearing make-up: She's always very heavily made up (= wearing a lot of make-up).

made up adjective (INVENTED)

A made-up story or report has been invented and is untrue: [before noun] made-up stories

made up adjective (HAPPY)

[after verb] UK Northern English informal very happy about something good that has happened: I was made up when she offered me the job.
(Definition of made up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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