make one's way

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make (one's) way to(ward) (something or some place)

To navigate or find one's way toward something or some location. Passengers, please make your way toward the exit in an orderly fashion. I'm making my way by car to New York City.
See also: make, way

make one's way

1. Go in a particular direction or to a particular destination, as in I'm making my way to the china department, or How are we going to make our way through this underbrush? This usage was first recorded about 1400.
2. Also, make one's own way. Advance in life by one's own efforts, His family hasn't much money so he'll just have to make his own way in the world. [c. 1600]
See also: make, way