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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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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.
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.
There was lots of kissing and touching when we finally climbed into bed but both of us were a bit too tired to make love.
AMAZINGLY, we still had the energy to make love again at around 5.
The feeling stayed with me all night - and when I got home from work we couldn't wait to make love again.
We are both highly-sexed and we make love as often as we can.
When the children are at school, we make love on the living room floor without a care in the world.