make from

make (something) from (other things)

To assemble, concoct, or create something from various other things. Never one to let things go to waste, Tammy set about making tables and chairs from the discarded materials left behind by the construction company. We'll show you how to make a delicious, nutritious meal from everyday ingredients already in your refrigerator. The witch made a tonic from bat wings, newt legs, and wolf hair distilled in swamp water.
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make something from something

to make something from certain parts or ingredients. I made this cake from fresh butter and eggs. They made the fences from the stones of a ruined Roman fort.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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