make good Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “make good” in the English Dictionary

"make good" in British English

See all translations

make good

to ​succeed and ​becomerich: a ​working-classboy made good When someone makes good something, they either ​pay for it, or make it ​happen: My ​uncleowed thousands, but ​eventually he made good on all of his ​debts.
(Definition of make good from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"make good" in American English

See all translations

make good

to ​becomesuccessful and usually ​rich: He’s a ​boy from a ​poorbackground who made good on ​WallStreet.
(Definition of make good from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “make good”
in Chinese (Simplified) 获得成功, 变富, 偿付…
in Chinese (Traditional) 獲得成功, 變富, 償付…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

new wave

people who are doing activities in a new and different way

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More