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make strange (with one)

To become shy or upset in the presence of one. Typically said of babies or young children. I can't believe he's not crying while you hold him—he usually makes strange with everyone! Don't make strange, go say hi to your Aunt Josephine!
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make strange

(of a baby or child) fuss or be shy in company. Canadian
1987 Alice Munro The Progress of Love Her timid-looking fat son…usually liked Violet, but today he made strange.
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References in classic literature ?
"He who makes strange sounds, and gives them out for man's information, alone knows our danger.
Ludo jumps to conclusions and makes strange connections that lead him to immediate action usually with unfortunate results.
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Katharine Zywert writes fiction, makes strange fabric art, and likes to knit without following a pattern.
They say politics makes strange bedfellows, and the mass shooting at a homosexual nightclub in Orlando, Florida, could prove that to be true.
Jean has never said I was a bad father, but she makes strange accusations in sporadic messages, such as that I want her to tell me that her life has been terrible.
Politics makes strange bedfellows, and no one has found stranger or more diverse ones than Berlusconi.
As she writes it makes strange sounds: lickings, sighings, suckings,
Politics makes strange bedfellows and the BJP-CPM relationship is one such thing as common objectives often bring together parties ideologically opposed to each other.
Kosmos (Sermet Yesil) makes strange howling noises which aren't exactly Tarzan, but he can run up trees and is also a thief.
The larger one suddenly seems to have less energy, sounds like she has a dry throat and makes strange noises.
Rarely has the expression "politics makes strange bedfellows" rung so true.
Adversity, according to the proverb, makes strange bedfellows.
Politics, as we all know, makes strange bedfellows.
He is skeptical about the inroads of marketing, such as PayPerPost ("Get paid to blog") that makes strange bedfellows of bloggers, publishers and advertisers.