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make

verb (PERFORM)    /meɪk/ (made, made)
A2 [T] to perform an action : I must make a phone call . Somebody has made a donation of £1 million to Oxfam . I need to make a trip to the shops . On foot they could only make about 20 miles a day . We must make a decision by tomorrow . You're not making any effort . Someone has made a mistake /an error . We're making good progress . She has made a request for a new car . We made an offer of £150,000 for the house . She made a short speech . Shall we make a start on the work ? Can I make a suggestion ? We made good time getting across town . There's a drunk at the door making trouble .Performing a functionFunctioning make room/space/way C2 If you make room / space /way for something or someone, you move or move other things, so that there is space for it, him, or her.General words for movement 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 verb (PERFORM) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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