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English definition of “make good”

make good

to succeed and become rich: a working-class boy made goodSucceeding, achieving and fulfilling When someone makes good something, they either pay for it, or make it happen: The shortfall in the budget will be made good by selling further shares.Paying and spending money
(Definition of make good from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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