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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.
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make love

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.
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make love

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.
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make love

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]
See also: love, make

make love

1. To engage in amorous caressing.
2. To engage in sexual intercourse.
See also: love, make
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I felt desperate to make love, like it would kill me if we didn't.
Simon and I used to make love all the time and could never keep our hands of each other.
We used to allocate all our spare time to one another and spent most evenings getting to bed early so we could make love.
The first time you make love after getting married has to be very special," says Ann-Louise, a 23-year-old housewife.
I COULDN'T stop thinking about Andy all day and when I got home from work I was desperate to make love.
The best advice I can give to any woman is to throw all those fancy products in the bin and make love lots.
I did make love to Hughie but it wasn't until after my separation from Jess - when Paula was about seven.
Cornelia says: "He wanted me to be here for him whenever he needed to talk, wanted a cuddle or to make love.
Other items on display included a sleeveless cocktail dress from Monroe's 1961 movie ``The Misfits,'' and a prompt book for the film ``Let's Make Love.