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Phrasal verb: Make (for, into, out, out with, out to be, up, up for, of, off)

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Make for

Definición 1: Mover hacía algo.

Ejemplos:

  •  He already made for home when you arrived.
  • Make for those tables, they are coming to have lunch.

 

Definición 2: Contribuir, causar, liderar hacia algo.

Ejemplos:

  •  Both teams are really good, so it makes for a good football match.
  • This screwdriver will make for a great gift for my father.

 

Make into

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Definición: Convertir una cosa en otra.

Ejemplos:

  •  He made his old garage into an office.
  • Lots of practice will make you into a fluent English speaker.

 

Make out

 

Definición: Gestionar, manejar, tratar.

Ejemplos:

  •  How did you make out on your math test?
  • How is he making out with his recent divorce?

 

Make out with

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Definición: Phrasal verb de uso coloquial que significa besarse y abrazarse (achucharse, etc…).

Ejemplos:

  •  I have seen you making out with Jennifer in the park!
  • Baby, let´s make out!

 

Make out to be

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Definición: Pretender, parecer.

Ejemplos:

  •  He made himself out to be a great musician.
  • She made herself out to be a unforgetable date, but she completely failed.

 

Make up

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Definición 1: Maquillarse.

Ejemplos:

  •  You need some make up if you want to be pretty.
  • The actors make themselves up before going on stage.

 

Definición 2: Inventarse una historia.

Ejemplos:

  •  He made a story about how he traveled for free!
  • None of this is true, your friend made the whole story for nothing, she´s a liar.

 

Definición 3: Ser amigable (o llevarse bien) con alguien.

Ejemplos:

  •  You should make up with my sister, if you want to be her friend.
  • Ian and Marc made up and they are friends again.

 

Definición 4:  Estar hecho de algo, componer algo.

Ejemplos:

  •  My father is made up of old fashioned values.
  • The government was made up of all the regional managers.

 

Definición 5: Preparar algo para alguien.

Ejemplos:

  •  The bedroom is ready, I just have to make up the bed for you.
  • Make yourself up, we´re leaving in ten minutes!

 

 

Make up for

Definición: Recompensar por algo, reemplazar..

Ejemplos:

  •  She spent three weeks with her family to make up her long time absence.
  • I ruined your cup of wine, but I hope this bottle of red wine I bought you makes up for it.

 

 

Make of

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Definición: Entender, encontrar una razón.

Ejemplos:

  •  I don´t know what to make of her behaviour.
  • Can you make anything of the movie Interstellar? I don´t get it at all.

 

 

Make Off

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Definición: Tener prisa, escapar.

Ejemplos:

  • The thieves had to make off in their truck when the police arrived.
  • They had to make off under the house when they were found out by the FBI.

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