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make up (something) from (something)

To assemble, concoct, or create something from various other things, especially in a quick or impromptu manner. A noun or pronoun is used either between "make" and "up." I don't get paid until tomorrow, so I'll just have to make up something to eat from what's left in the cupboards. I can make some nametags up from the bits of paper I've got lying around.
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make something up from something

to create something from something. I will make some stew up from the ingredients available in the fridge. I will make up a stew from the leftovers.
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