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make love(to someone)
1. to kiss and caress someone. Ernest made love to Linda in the garden in the moonlight. She liked the way he made love to her—all that poetry.
2. Euph. to have sex with someone. I really think that he wanted to make love to me. She did not want to make love to him.
to have sex They'd swum, they'd danced, they'd walked barefoot along a starlit beach and made love as if there was no tomorrow.
to have sex with someone We went back to his apartment and made love. (often + to ) I was just thinking how nice it would be to make love to you.
1. Court, engage in amorous caressing, as in Romance was in the air, and she hoped he would make love to her. [Late 1500s]
2. Have sexual intercourse, as in They'd been making love well before they married. This usage today is the more common of the two. [Mid-1900s]
1. To engage in amorous caressing.
2. To engage in sexual intercourse.