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make

1. Literally, to bring something into existence; to bring about or cause to exist. Look at this table I made! Please don't make a mess.
2. To identify someone as a criminal or suspect of a crime. Did anyone make you as you left with the jewels? A witness tried to make the thief at the police lineup, but didn't feel confident about who was guilty.
3. To attend or participate in an event. I don't think I'll be able to make the game. I've got a lot of work I need to catch up on this weekend. I hope you can make the party!

make (one)

To identify one as a criminal or wrongdoer. Often used in passive constructions. You made sure nobody could make you while you stole the documents, right? By the time I realized I had been made, I could already hear the police sirens coming toward me.
See also: make

make someone

Sl. to identify someone. (Used especially in the context of law enforcement.) The cop stared at Wilbur and tried to make him, but failed to identify him and let him go. The cops took the suspect downtown where the police chief made him as a wanted criminal.

make something

to attend an event. I hope you can make our party. I am sorry, but I won't be able to make it.

make

 (an amount of) headway
1. Lit. to move forward. Even in a light wind, the ship could not make any headway.
2. Fig. to advance toward completing a task. With the help of Garret, Christopher made a lot of headway on the project.

make

1. tv. to identify someone. (Underworld.) We tried to make him down at the station but came up with nothing.
2. n. an identification. (Underworld.) We ran a make on her. She’s got two priors.
3. tv. to arrive at a place; to cover a distance. We made forty miles in thirty minutes.
4. tv. to achieve a specific speed. This buggy will make twice the speed of the old one.

make someone

tv. to identify someone. The cop stared at Bart and tried to make him, but failed to identify him and let him go.
See also: make, someone

make

/a mock of
To subject to ridicule; mock.

make

/go the rounds
1. To go from place to place, as on business or for entertainment: a delivery truck making the rounds; students going the rounds in the entertainment district.
2. To be communicated or passed from person to person: The news quickly made the rounds. A piece of juicy gossip is going the rounds.

make

/raise a stink Slang
To make a great fuss.
References in classic literature ?
what!" cried the boys in a chorus, dropping their shovels and knives to gather round Rose, for a guilty clutching at her ears betrayed her, and with a feeble cry of "Ariadne made me!" she hid her head among the pillows like an absurd little ostrich.
ILF, one of the founding members of Birmingham Made Me, has been providing vital assistance to West Midlands businesses for over 15 years.
The ILF team also took part in the May Design Series international interiors show in London and is supporting Birmingham Made Me's delegation to the Milan Expo in June.
"This underpins the University's drive to engage with business, the professions and the community and partnering Birmingham Made Me in its goal of showcasing the innovation and creative capability in our region."
The whole experience has made me more appreciative of what really matters in life and my love and thoughts go out to all the people not having a great time through illness or loss.
And the Birmingham Made Me store - which showcases goods and designs made by current students and graduates - has proved so successful its lease was extended by six months, and a second store was opened at the Mailbox.
The original Birmingham Made Me store recorded a PS25,000 turnover within months of opening, despite tough trading conditions.
The flagship store opened back in May as part of the Birmingham Made Me campaign, which celebrates design excellence in the city.
Ms Nielson added that takings were up over the busy Christmas period, with shoppers drawn to Birmingham Made Me's "individuality".
The Birmingham Made Me store was a dreamt up by Birmingham City University to give students and graduates a "minimal risk, and maximum opportunity" start in retail.
"I had a meeting with University College London about Birmingham Made Me, and they seemed very impressed with the idea," she added.
For more information on Birmingham Made Me, visit, www.facebook.com/BirminghamMadeMe.