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verb (PRODUCE)    /meɪk/ (made, made)
A1 [T] to produce something, often using a particular substance or material: Shall I make some coffee? He'd made a chocolate cake. She makes all her own clothes. [+ two objects] He made us some coffee./He made some coffee for us. The pot is made to withstand high temperatures. He works for a company that makes garden furniture. The label on the box said 'made in Taiwan'. Butter is made out of/from milk. earrings made of gold Her new trainer has promised to make an Olympic athlete of her.Creating and producingInventing, designing and innovation A1 [T] To make a film or television programme is to direct, produce it, or act in it: John Huston made some great movies. The film was made by Goldcrest Productions. So why didn't Garbo make any films after 1941?Production, direction and recording 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:See moreGrammar:Made from, made of, made out of, made withSee moreGrammar:Made fromWe often use made from when we talk about how something is manufactured:See moreGrammar:Made ofWe use made of when we talk about the basic material or qualities of something. It has a meaning similar to ‘composed of’:See moreGrammar:Made out ofWe usually use made out of when we talk about something that has been changed or transformed from one thing into another:See moreGrammar:Made withWe use made with most often to talk about the ingredients of food and drink:See moreGrammar:MakeThe verb make can be used in a number of ways.See more
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