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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.
See also: love, make

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 we fell into bed and, after about half an hour touching and stroking each other we began to make love.
"That night he tried to make love to me but I was so angry I pushed him away.
NO: I WORK SO HARD THAT I NEED TO MAKE LOVE TO LET OFF STEAM
She adds: "When I make love to Paul after a hard day, I feel so relaxed and reassured.
"We used to allocate all our spare time to one another and spent most evenings getting to bed early so we could make love.
"The first time you make love after getting married has to be very special," says Ann-Louise, a 23-year-old housewife.
"I was exhausted but I thought the day wouldn't be complete if we didn't make love."
I COULDN'T stop thinking about Andy all day and when I got home from work I was desperate to make love. As soon as he walked through the door I jumped on him.
AMAZINGLY, we still had the energy to make love again at around 5.30am before Terry went off to work.
After I make love, I feel energised, ready to conquer the world."
"The best advice I can give to any woman is to throw all those fancy products in the bin and make love lots.