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"make up" in British English

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make up

also UK make it up
phrasal verb with make uk   /meɪk/ us   /meɪk/ verb made, made
to forgive someone and be friendly with them again after an argument or disagreement: They kissed and made up, as usual.UK We often quarrel but we always make it up soon after.

make-upnoun [U]

uk   /ˈmeɪk.ʌp/ us   /ˈmeɪk.ʌp/
  • make-up noun [U] (FOR FACE)

A2 coloured substances used on your face to improve or change your appearance: I put on a little eye make-up. She wears a lot of make-up.
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  • make-up noun [U] (PARTS)

The make-up of something or someone is the combination of things that form it: They argue that the membership of the Council does not reflect the racial make-up of the city. Organizational ability is not one of the most obvious parts of his make-up.
(Definition of make up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"make up" in American English

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make up

phrasal verb with make us   /meɪk/ verb past tense and past participle made /meɪd/
  • (BECOME FRIENDS)

to forgive someone and become friends again after an argument or disagreement: We argue all right, but we always make up before long.
(Definition of make up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"make-up" in Business English

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make-upnoun [S]

uk   us  
the different people who together form a group, or the different things that something consists of: Changes in age discrimination legislation have affected both the make-up of the workforce and business in general. The rating system is based on complex algorithms that analyse the nutritional make-up of a food item and then assign it a score.
(Definition of make-up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “make up”
in Arabic مَكْياج…
in Korean 화장…
in Portuguese maquiagem…
in Catalan maquillatge…
in Japanese 化粧(品)…
in Italian trucco…
in Chinese (Simplified) 和解,言归于好…
in Turkish barışmak, arayı düzeltmek…
in Russian мириться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 和解,言歸於好…
in Polish pogodzić się…
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