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make

verb /meik/ ( past tense, past participle made /meid/)
to create, form or produce hacer, construir, fabricar God made the Earth She makes all her own clothes He made it out of paper He made a muddle/mess of the job. I’m going to make lunch/coffee We made an arrangement/agreement/deal/bargain.
to compel, force or cause (a person or thing to do something) hacer, obligar They made her do it He made me laugh.
to cause to be hacer, poner, volver I made it clear You’ve made me very unhappy.
to gain or earn ganar, hacer He makes $100 a week We make a profit of around £1,500 per day.
(of numbers etc) to add up to; to amount to ser, equivaler 2 and 2 make(s) 4.
to become, turn into, or be ser, hacer He’ll make an excellent teacher.
to estimate as calcular I make the total 483.
to appoint, or choose, as nombrar, elegir He was made manager.
used with many nouns to give a similar meaning to that of the verb from which the noun is formed hacer He made several attempts (= attempted several times) They made a left turn (= turned left) He made (= offered) a suggestion/proposal Have you any comments to make?
maker noun
a person who makes fabricante, creador a tool-maker a dressmaker.
making noun
the process of producing or forming something fabricación glassmaking (also adjective) He set up a guitar-making company.
make-believe noun
the act or art of pretending and imagining simulación, fingimiento a world of make-believe (also adjective) a make-believe world.
makeover noun
a (complete) change in a person’s appearance made by cosmetic treatment, new hairstyle, new clothes etc transformación She’s had a complete makeover since you last saw her.
makeshift adjective
temporary and usually of poor quality improvisado, provisional a makeshift shelter.
make-up noun
cosmetics applied to the face etc maquillaje She never wears any make-up.
the set, or combination, of characteristics or ingredients that together form something, eg a personality; composition carácter Violence is just not part of his make-up.
have the makings of
to have the clear ability for becoming tener madera de Your son has the makings of an excellent engineer.
in the making
being made or formed at this very moment en formación A revolution is in the making.
make a/one’s bed
to tidy and straighten the sheets, blankets etc on a bed after it has been used hacer la cama The children make their own beds every morning.
make believe
to pretend (that) hacer ver The children made believe they were animals.
make do ( with with)
to use something as a poor-quality or temporary alternative to the real thing arreglárselas con There’s no meat, so we’ll have to make do with potatoes.
make for phrasal verb
to go towards dirigirse hacia We were making for home when something unusual happened.
make it
to be successful tener éxito, llegar hasta arriba After several years of hard work, the band finally made it and got a recording contract.
make it up phrasal verb
to become friends again after a quarrel reconciliarse It’s time you two made it up (with each other).
to give compensation or make amends for something compensar I’m sorry – I’ll make it up to you somehow.
make (something) of (something) phrasal verb
to understand (something) by or from (something) comprender, entender What do you make of all this?
make out phrasal verb
to see, hear or understand distinguir, divisar He could make out a ship in the distance.
to make it seem that pretender He made out that he was earning a huge amount of money.
to write or fill in hacer The doctor made out a prescription.
(slang) to kiss, hug and caress; to neck darse el lote, pegarse el lote They were making out in the back seat of the car.
make over phrasal verb
to change something or turn it into something else convertir, transformar They made over the room as an office The plastic surgeon made her face over.
make up phrasal verb
to invent inventar He made up the whole story.
to compose or be part(s) of componer, formar, integrar The group was mainly made up of doctors and lawyers.
to complete completar We need one more player – will you make up the number(s)?
to apply cosmetics to (the face) maquillar She was making up her face in front of the mirror.
to become friends again (after a quarrel etc) hacer las paces, reconciliarse They’ve finally made up (their disagreement).
make up for phrasal verb
to supply a reward, substitute etc for disappointment, damage, loss (of money or time) etc compensar Next week we’ll try to make up for lost time.
make up one’s mind
to make a decision decidirse, tomar una decisión He finally made up his mind about the job.
make up to phrasal verb
to try to gain the favour/favor or love of by flattery etc halagar She’s always making up to the teacher by bringing him presents.
made of is used in speaking of the material from which an object is constructed etc: This table is made of wood/plastic/steel. made from is used in speaking of the raw material from which something has been produced by a process of manufacture: Paper is made from wood/rags.
(Definition of make from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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