make up sth - definition in the Business English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “make up sth”

See all translations

make up sth

phrasal verb with make
 
 
/meɪk/ verb [T] (made, made)
to combine with other people or things to form a total or group: Tuition makes up $154.7 million of the university's $389.5 million budget. The committee is made up of delegates from 15 different countries.
to reduce the bad effect of there not being enough of something: In order to make up the budget deficit we will have to increase taxation. Rent for individual families is based on their income, with federal money making up the difference.
to prepare something: make up a bill/invoice I'll get our sales department to make up an invoice for the goods.make up the accounts The accounts must be made up to a date not more than six months before the annual general meeting.
make up the time to work extra hours, because you did not work the full amount of time earlier: I'm going to finish early today, and make up the time tomorrow.
Translations of “make up sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 組成,構成…
in Russian составлять (часть от целого)…
in Turkish oluşturmak, meydana getirmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 组成,构成…
in Polish stanowić coś…
(Definition of make up sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of make up sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “make up sth” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More