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make room (for someone or something)

1. To clear a certain amount of space to allow for someone or something else to fit as well. If you have a seat on the train during rush hours, please make room when a passenger boards who is pregnant, elderly, or infirm. I'm not making a separate trip in the car, so make room for your brother back there! I tried to make room in my wardrobe for my girlfriend's clothes, but there wasn't nearly enough space.
2. To refrain from eating too much so that one still has an appetite for something else later on. I hope you made room for dessert—my mother made her famous blueberry crumble! You can have a light snack, but be sure to make room for your dinner later.
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make room (for someone or something)

to provide space for someone or something. Make room for Sam. He needs a place to sit. Can you make room for this package?
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He was nervously rolling and unrolling several other scrolls, and making room among them for the one the Warden had just handed to him.
Lucille gathered up her skirts, making room for him by her side on a small sofa.
"Pass, Janet," said he, making room for me to cross the stile: "go up home, and stay your weary little wandering feet at a friend's threshold."
"We're making room for you to find them and for them to find you."
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In Making Room, join a spiritual journey toward the discovery of the reasons behind stagnant faith.
The growth in the comedy scene is huge and I am glad the show is making room for funny women.
'By making room for others, we become agents of God's hands,' Tagle said.
ANTONIO CONTE believes he can do a PS45million deal to bring Gonzalo Higuain to Chelsea - with Diego Costa making room with a big money move to China.
Bakery besides bread making room has administrative rooms, a conference room, a laboratory, a flour warehouse and other departments.
The study authors concluded that a split visit may be the best way to get teens to open up and could help parents feel better about making room for a teen's privacy.
On your busy schedule today, we suggest making room, if you can, for an outing at the nearest strawberry field.
The scheme marks Remember A Charity Week (September 17 to 23), which aims to encourage more people to think about making room for a charity in their will.
Humphries and his pals drew attention from a group of models, with the athletes happily making room for them at their table, a spy told the New York Post.
Thankfully, Conor Maynard played only one song before making room for Usher.