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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.
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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.
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make love

1. To engage in amorous caressing.
2. To engage in sexual intercourse.
See also: love, make
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But now he's got the stability of marriage to support him he feels far more secure and knows that he makes love now and doesn't just have sex.
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GORGEOUS Marina O'Neill rarely makes love to husband William since they got married - because he is never at home.
Now she has a voracious sexual appetite and regularly makes love up to FOUR times a day.
Media mogul Ted Turner has confessed he still makes love to gorgeous film star wife Jane Fonda three times a day.
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