make for (somewhere or something)

make for (somewhere or something)

1. To move in the direction toward some place, often hastily, and/or in order to flee. They made for the storm cellar as quickly as they could. It's getting dark, so we'd better make for camp.
2. To produce or result in something; to be good material for something. If nothing else, today's fiasco will definitely make for a good story. Being really busy always makes for a quick day. If I don't have a lot to do, time drags on so slowly.
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made for someone

created to please someone or look good on someone in particular. This hat was made for me. This suit was just made for me!
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made for something

to have been designed or manufactured for some purpose; to be very suitable for something or some purpose. This night was made for love. This wrench is manufactured from the strongest metal. It is made for jobs just like this one.
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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.
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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.
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make for somewhere

to set out for somewhere; to run or travel to somewhere. Wilbur made for Philadelphia when he heard the police in the Big Apple were after him. Barlowe made for the stairs, but two shots rang out, and he knew it was all over for Mary.
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make for

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.
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make for

v.
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.
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make for somewhere

in. to set out for somewhere; to run or travel to somewhere. Marlowe made for the stairs, but two shots rang out, and he knew it was all over for Mary.
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made for

Perfectly suited for: They're really made for each other.
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