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English definition of “make”

make

noun [C]     /meɪk/
COMMERCE the name of a product made by a particular company, rather than by other companies that make similar products: Depending on the make and model, delivery could take as little as a week. What make of car do you drive? → See also brand noun
be on the make disapproving to be trying very hard to get more money or power for yourself: Many people assume that politicians are just on the make.
(Definition of make noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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