Meaning of “made up” in the English Dictionary

"made up" in British English

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made upadjective

uk /ˌmeɪd ˈʌp/ us /ˌmeɪd ˈʌp/

(Definition of “made up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"made-up" in American English

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us /ˈmeɪdˈʌp/

made-up adjective (WEARING MAKEUP)

wearing esp. a lot of makeup:

She was heavily made-up and wearing a wig.

made-up adjective (INVENTED)

(of stories, information, etc.) created by the imagination, or invented and not true:

a made-up name
They complained about "made-up" data.

(Definition of “made-up” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)