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be made up
To be contrived and not true or real; to be fabricated. Julie finally admitted to the principal that her turtle did not eat her homework, and that the whole thing was made up. It turns out that the statistics were actually made up—they had no basis in reality.
be made up about (something)
To be delighted about something. Primarily heard in UK. Did you hear how excited she is? She's very made up about getting into her dream school.
be made up with (something)
To be delighted about something. Primarily heard in UK. Did you hear how excited she is? She's very made up with the news that her dream school accepted her.
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be made ˈup (about/with something)(British English, informal) be very pleased or satisfied (about/with something): I’m really made up with the new job. It’s the type of work I’ve always wanted.
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