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make for (somewhere or something)
1. To move in the direction of some place, often hastily or in order to flee something. They made for the storm cellar as quickly as they could. It's getting dark, so we'd better make for camp.
2. To produce or result in something; to be good material for something. If nothing else, today's fiasco will definitely make for a good story. Being really busy always makes for a quick day. If I don't have a lot to do, time drags on so slowly.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
make (out) for someone or something
to run toward someone, something, or some place. They made out for Sam as soon as they saw him coming. The boys made for the swimming pool as soon as the coach blew the whistle.
make something for someone or something
to prepare something for someone or something. I made a big bowl of fruit salad for the visitors. James made a cake for the party.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. Have or cause to have a particular effect; also, help promote or further. For example, That letter of yours will make for hard feelings in the family, or This system makes for better communication. [Early 1500s]
2. Go toward, as in They turned around and made for home. This usage originated in the late 1500s, but was not widely used until the 1800s. Also see made for.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. To move in the direction of something; head for something: When the fire broke out, everybody made for the door.
2. To have or produce something as an effect or result: Paying attention to small details makes for a more enjoyable trip. Speaking clearly makes for better communication.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.