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English definition of “make to do sth”

make to do sth

formal
If you make to do something, you are just going to do it when something interrupts you: I made to leave but she called me back.About to happenCloseness in distance and time Grammar:Do or make?When we use do and make with noun phrases, do focuses on the process of acting or performing something, make emphasises more the product or outcome of an action:Grammar:MakeThe verb make can be used in a number of ways.
(Definition of make to do sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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