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English definition of “make noises”

make noises

UK informal
to show what you think or feel by what you say, without stating it directly: She made very positive noises at the interview about me getting the job.Suggestions and proposals (also make a noise) to complain or make trouble: If things start going badly again, our members are sure to make noises.Complaining
(Definition of make noises from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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