Make - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |meɪk|  American pronunciation of the word make
Brit.  |ˈmeɪk|  British pronunciation of the word make
irregular verb:  p.t. — made  p.p. — made

noun

- a recognizable kind(syn: brand)
- the act of mixing cards haphazardly (syn: shuffle, shuffling)

verb

- engage in(syn: do)
- give certain properties to something(syn: get)
- make or cause to be or to become(syn: create)
- cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner (syn: cause, get, have, induce, stimulate)
- give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally(syn: cause, do)
- create or manufacture a man-made product (syn: create, produce)
- make, formulate, or derive in the mind(syn: draw)

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Examples

He works in a factory that makes jet engines.

She made the curtains herself.

He collected wood to make a fire.

She used cheese and a mixture of other ingredients to make a delicious sauce.

Someone was making a disturbance.

The car's engine has been making a strange noise lately.

The rock made a dent in the car's fender.

I'm not trying to make trouble.

The typist made a mistake.

I called the doctor's office to make an appointment.

“What make of car is that?” “I think it's a Ford.”

The beaver makes its hole, the bee makes its cell.

This craftsman can make almost anything out of bamboo.

Nissan now makes cars at two plants in Europe.

They are made for each other / one another.

Phrasal verbs

make off  — run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
make out  — detect with the senses
make over  — use again in altered form
make up  — form or compose

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: make
he/she/it: makes
present participle: making
past tense: made
past participle: made
noun
singular: make
plural: makes
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