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make love

euphemism To have sex. When I make love for the first time, I want it to be with the person I'll spend the rest of my life with. After Betty became pregnant, it seemed like she wanted to make love to me all the time.
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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.
See also: love, make

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 ˈlove (to somebody)

have sex (with somebody): They made love all night long.
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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Then they made love - with him reenacting sex scenes from his romantic film The End Of The Affair.
Simona says: "He said to me what did I want from him and I said I just wanted to be with him and we made love three times that morning before we finally fell asleep in each other's arms.
The I Just Made Love site claims to have recorded 193,000 "acts of love", along with where the event occurred and a limited amount of context, very limited, in fact, offering only the options of Inside, Outdoors, In a Car and On a Boat.
Most women said they made love twice a week, while one in five managed it just once a month, blaming tiredness or lack of libido.
FA TEMPTRESS Faria Alam last night revealed she made love to England coach Sven Goran Eriksson as he argued with girlfriend Nancy Dell'Olio on the phone.
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Not to mention the ``stiff'' in a wheelchair who's rolled up and down the ramps to the stage, is talked to, made love to, and even gets lost, thanks to a drunk hotel chambermaid (the irrepressible Dee Anne Helsel, who plays several outrageous roles).
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Solomon says: "We were watching the sun come up and we made love up on the cliff edge.
More than half of all women have had sex in a car and one in seven have made love on a train.
She believes that Richmond knew he had the virus when they made love after his marriage proposal.
It was a pleasant evening, full of laughter, but I don't recall that we ever made love again.
She said: "The first time we made love was outside and I think it's been a feature of our relationship ever since.