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make advances

To approach someone in a flirtatious, amorous, or sexual manner; to try or begin to seduce someone. Terry was fired after he began making advances at his secretary. I really wish I could go out to a bar or a club without a half dozen men making advances.
See also: advance, make

make advances to (one)

To approach one in a flirtatious, amorous, or sexual manner; to try or begin to seduce one. Terry was fired after he began making advances to his secretary. I really wish I could go out to a bar or a club without a half dozen men making advances to me.
See also: advance, make

make advances

1. Attempt to make someone's acquaintance or make overtures, as in The ambassador knew that the ministers would soon make advances to him. [Late 1600s]
2. Approach amorously or sexually, as in His wife accused him of making advances to the nanny. [c. 1700] Also see make a pass at.
See also: advance, make
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Local sources in Idleb said that terrorists of "Jabhat al-Nusra" held, during the last hours, a number of meetings with terrorists from "al-Hizb al-Turkistani, Jaish al-Ezza and the White Helmets" who later gave orders to leaders of terrorist groups to use chlorine gas in case the army makes advances on any front in Hama, Lattakia or Idleb countryside.
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Visually, computer monitors offer a better image as the top to bottom picture construction makes advances on television's traditional odd/even top to bottom make-up, enabling twice the resolution.
Some of this work makes advances on Roberts' interpretations, but much of it has been based on and made possible by her edition.