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make up sth

phrasal verb with make uk   us   /meɪk/ verb (made, made)
(Definition of make up sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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make up sth

phrasal verb with make uk   us   /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 ofdelegates from 15 different countries.
to ​reduce the ​badeffect of there not being enough of something: In ​order to make up the ​budgetdeficit we will have to ​increasetaxation. Rent for ​individual families is ​based on their ​income, with ​federalmoney making up the difference.
to prepare something: make up a bill/invoice I'll get our ​salesdepartment 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 ​annualgeneralmeeting.
make up the time to ​workextrahours, because you did not ​work the ​fullamount of ​time earlier: I'm going to ​finish early today, and make up the ​time tomorrow.
(Definition of make up sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “make up sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 组成,构成…
in Turkish oluşturmak, meydana getirmek…
in Russian составлять (часть от целого)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 組成,構成…
in Polish stanowić coś…
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