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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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References in classic literature ?
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."
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.
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.
PRINCE William visits the throne on a trip to the Royal Navy Submarine Museum - perhaps making room for the shot of rum he was about to swig.
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.
Hopefully this time next week they will be making room for some exciting new exhibits.
They show through psychological, economic and sociological research how the normative ideal of perfect rationality is making room for a more sustainable ideal of a perfectible but never quite perfect self-regulating rationality that is aware of its own incompleteness and able to face uncertainty.
What gets temporalized is the ways of making room for a meaningful articulation of the world.
I for one am sick of being stranded at the bus stop only because these students refuse to move down the bus, making room for others.
"The Uncluttered Heart: Making Room for God During Advent and Christmas" presents much inspiration for the religious in remembering God and Jesus through this hectic and stressful time.