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make (out) for someone or something
to run toward someone, something, or some place. They made out for Sam as soon as they saw him coming. The boys made for the swimming pool as soon as the coach blew the whistle.
make something for someone or something
to prepare something for someone or something. I made a big bowl of fruit salad for the visitors. James made a cake for the party.
make for something
1. to result in or cause something Having so much music, dance, and drama available makes for a great cultural experience.
2. to move toward something Joe was ready to make for the back door.
1. Have or cause to have a particular effect; also, help promote or further. For example, That letter of yours will make for hard feelings in the family, or This system makes for better communication. [Early 1500s]
2. Go toward, as in They turned around and made for home. This usage originated in the late 1500s, but was not widely used until the 1800s. Also see made for.
1. To move in the direction of something; head for something: When the fire broke out, everybody made for the door.
2. To have or produce something as an effect or result: Paying attention to small details makes for a more enjoyable trip. Speaking clearly makes for better communication.