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make over

1. verb To make changes to something in order to greatly alter or completely change its appearance or function. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "make" and "over." We're thinking about making over the entire layout of the magazine. Our neighbors made over their back yard and it's really impressive.
2. verb To change one's overall appearance, typically a woman, by making changes to makeup, hair, clothing, etc. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "make" and "over." This is the show where they make over military veterans who are re-entering the workforce. Katie is going to have a sleepover and all of her friends are going to make each other over. I think they've completely made over Kim. She's almost unrecognizable!
3. verb To transfer ownership of a property to someone else in an official legal way. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "make" and "over." I didn't realize how complicated it would be to make over the house to me and my siblings when my parents moved out.
4. noun The act of changing one's overall appearance, typically a woman, by making changes to makeup, hair, clothing, etc. In this usage, the phrase is often hyphenated or spelled as one word. This is the show where they do makeovers for military veterans who are re-entering the workforce. Katie is going to have a sleepover and all of her friends are going to give each other makeovers.
See also: make, over

make over

1. Redo, renovate, as in We're making over the playroom into an additional bedroom. [Late 1600s]
2. Change or transfer ownership, usually through a legal document, as in She made over the house to her daughter. This usage was first recorded in 1546.
See also: make, over

make over

v.
1. To renovate something; give something a new appearance: We need to make over the whole living room. The house is really shabby, but we plan to make it over.
2. To change or transfer the ownership of something by means of a legal document: I made over the property to my children in the will. My parents intend to make the house over to me.
See also: make, over
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Fresno, CA, August 24, 2017 --(PR.com)-- On Saturday, August 12, Seasoned Trends Studios Salon and Boutique in Downtown Fresno, hosted their first annual "Glitz, Glam, & Giving" back-to-school clothing drive and make-overs for Fresno pre-teen and teenage girls.
PRICE REDUCED!-Upscale luxury Salon and Spa catering to high end clients in a major Collier County anchored mall with high repeat clientele.Salon offers all personal services ranging from Professional Home Styling, Massage, Manicures, Pedicures, Facials, make-overs and a retail line of personal care products and cosmetics.Spacious and exquisitely decorated.
Both ships will get multi-million euro make-overs next year.
ETHICAL beauty retailer, The Body Shop, is offering free make-overs to shoppers in Llandudno this month, in exchange for donations, and aims to raise PS500 towards Teenage Cancer Trust to improve the lives of young people with cancer.
Beauty treatments available manicure, pedicures, eyebrow waxing and threading, hand and foot massage, make-overs, hair trims and hair styling.
Along with colleague Sophie Morgan, Linda is offering free No7 make-overs to women for their 80th birthday and in return asking them to encourage family and friends to donate money to Macmillan Cancer Support.
BLONDE HAIR THANKS to Kim Kardashian, right, (who else?) hairdresssers are reporting a run on requests for platinum make-overs a la the reality TV queen.
The make-overs, which will cost about $150 per s/f, will convert the current 350 s/f studios to one-bedrooms.
Our partners, The Body Shop, are supporting us by wearing wigs in-store, having lots of wiggy fun, including free make-overs and hand massages, and fundraising.
Seef Mall has organised a line-up of events specially-designed for mothers and their children this weekend in an English garden setting.Mums will be offered a relaxing hand massage by therapists from NSpa and get tips on make-overs by professional make-up artists from Faces whilst enjoying tea and light snacks provided by Paul Cafe.
The prizes will come in the form of energy make-overs and could include solar panels, new heating systems, environmentally-friendly lighting or new insulation.