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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.
See also: love, make

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.
See also: love, make

make love

1. To engage in amorous caressing.
2. To engage in sexual intercourse.
See also: love, make
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"I was being offered roles in movies that were pretty stupid," says the actor, who had appeared in Clash of the Titans before landing Making Love. "If I was going to spend 10 weeks making a film, I wanted to do a real slice of American life rather than a guy trying to save a town from rabid bats."
People in East Anglia are the least sexually active, according to the survey, with one in 20 of them saying they spend less than one hour a week making love.
Murdoch admitted to the Leveson inquiry last year that he once told Blair: "If our flirtation is ever consummated, Tony, I suspect we will end up making love like porcupines very, very carefully." But he denied throwing the weight of his newspapers behind any political party.
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On the beach MAKING love on the beach sounds very erotic, but sand gets everywhere.
I've sometimes wondered what it would be like to have people watching us making love and think it could bit a bit sleazy.
Scots are the most amorous, spending almost 45 minutes a week making love. People in the south-west manage less than half an hour.
Men from York were last ( making love for just 10 minutes.
Imagine a gallery filled with a throng of animals making love. Claudia Losi has.
He writes, "I blink and see me making love to Nicole.
A regional breakdown shows the East Midlands to be the sexiest area in the country, with 11 per cent across all age groups saying they spend more than 10 hours a week making love.People in East Anglia are the least sexually active, according to the survey, with one in 20 saying they spend less than one hour a week making love.
QI WAS making love to my wife the other night when she started shouting out another man's name as she reached her climax.
OSLO: Television editor Mr Leslie Goldsack's has quit his job so he can spend more time making love to his wife.
MAKING love in a parked car now carries the risk of three years in jail after a decision by Italy's highest court.
We drifted apart to the point of rarely making love, and this vacuum engulfed other areas of our relationship.