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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 ?
"If Fate had not made somebody a teacher, She might have been, oh!
"But at least I made somebody happy with a photo souvenir."
Stormzy is a fiveyear-old domestic shorthair - who is the softest, kindest companion once he has made somebody's acquaintance.
Here's a quote [from one of the mothers] that I love: "God made somebody think of welfare reform." The most common position the women took with regard to welfare and work was some combination: that God made the welfare system, so that when people had down times in their lives there was a safety net.
“My trainers have check lists that ask them whether they made somebody's day that day, and whether they took the time to say hello to someone,” Krebs said, citing personalization and creating a family-like culture as keys to success.
MS: You know, what you're saying gives me the explanation, in a sense, of what made somebody as unathletic looking as Babe Ruth a big man, because when you can hit the ball out of the park it puts a freeze on everything.
Bingham does this again, briefly, with Robert Wise, who made Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), I Want to Live:, and Star: His conclusion in this case--that all three films "depict characters struggling between their natural talents and inclinations and the need for social attachments and love"--is not as compelling (279).
What was it that made somebody from a council estate in a small town in Scotland become Barbara Dickson who's become a household name?
"If I have made somebody happy and made a difference to their lives that's the best part of the job, for me that's what it's all about." Rachel has already received a Chief's Commendation for her work with schools and two Quality Achievers Awards, including one for helping to catch a distraction burglar.
If God will excuse me, I think Father would have made somebody a wonderful husband.
It upsets me that I made somebody like that captain of this club and he probably had the best three or four years of his career here.
"I feel awful because here we have a lovely bouquet of flowers, a gift and lovely cards but they are not ours and they would have made somebody's day."
We were originally told to board the wrong crew boat at the dock in Dos Bocas, then redirected to the right crew boat only after we made somebody understand where we were going.