make head
phrasal 1. to make progress especially against resistance 2. to rise in armed revolt

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • make head — phrasal 1. : to make progress especially against resistance 2. : to rise in armed revolt 3. : to build up pressure (as in a steam boiler) …   Useful english dictionary

  • make head or tail of — To find any sense in • • • Main Entry: ↑make * * * (or heads or tails) [usu. with negative] understand at all we couldn t make head or tail of his answer …   Useful english dictionary

  • make head or tail of usu. with negative — understand at all. → head …   English new terms dictionary

  • make head or tail of — ► make head or tail of understand at all. Main Entry: ↑head …   English terms dictionary

  • make head or tail of — {v. phr.}, {informal} To see the why of; finding a meaning in; understand. Used in negative, conditional, and interrogative sentences. * /She could not make head or tail of the directions on the dress pattern./ * /Can you make head or tail of the …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make head or tail of — {v. phr.}, {informal} To see the why of; finding a meaning in; understand. Used in negative, conditional, and interrogative sentences. * /She could not make head or tail of the directions on the dress pattern./ * /Can you make head or tail of the …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make\ head\ or\ tail\ of — v. phr. informal To see the why of; finding a meaning in; understand. Used in negative, conditional, and interrogative sentences. She could not make head or tail of the directions on the dress pattern. Can you make head or tail of the letter? …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make head or tail of — verb a) To understand even minimally. See if you can make head or tail of this chapter. Im baffled. b) To determine to be good or bad …   Wiktionary

  • make head nor tail of smth — understand, find meaning in something We couldn t make head nor tail of what he was trying to say during his speech …   Idioms and examples

  • make head(s) or tail(s) of — idi make head(s) or tail(s) of, to understand or interpret to even a small extent (often used in the negative) …   From formal English to slang

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