To make up


To make up
Make Make (m[=a]k), v. i. 1. To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to interfere; to be active; -- often in the phrase to meddle or make. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

A scurvy, jack-a-nape priest to meddle or make. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To proceed; to tend; to move; to go; as, he made toward home; the tiger made at the sportsmen. [1913 Webster]

Note: Formerly, authors used to make on, to make forth, to make about; but these phrases are obsolete. We now say, to make at, to make away, to make for, to make off, to make toward, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. To tend; to contribute; to have effect; -- with for or against; as, it makes for his advantage. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster]

Follow after the things which make for peace. --Rom. xiv. 19. [1913 Webster]

Considerations infinite Do make against it. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To increase; to augment; to accrue. [1913 Webster]

5. To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify. [Archaic] --Chaucer. Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

To solace him some time, as I do when I make. --P. Plowman. [1913 Webster]

{To make as if}, or {To make as though}, to pretend that; to make show that; to make believe (see under {Make}, v. t.). [1913 Webster]

Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten before them, and fled. --Josh. viii. 15. [1913 Webster]

My lord of London maketh as though he were greatly displeased with me. --Latimer. [1913 Webster]

{To make at}, to go toward hastily, or in a hostile manner; to attack.

{To make away with}. (a) To carry off. (b) To transfer or alienate; hence, to spend; to dissipate. (c) To kill; to destroy.

{To make off}, to go away suddenly.

{To make out}, to succeed; to manage oneself; to be able at last; to make shift; as, he made out to reconcile the contending parties; after the earthquake they made out all right. (b) to engage in fond caresses; to hug and kiss; to neck; -- of courting couples or individuals (for individuals, used with with); as, they made out on a bench in the park; he was making out with the waitress in the kitchen [informal]

{To make up}, to become reconciled or friendly.

{To make up for}, to compensate for; to supply an equivalent for.

{To make up to}. (a) To approach; as, a suspicious boat made up to us. (b) To pay addresses to; to make love to.

{To make up with}, to become reconciled to. [Colloq.]

{To make with}, to concur or agree with. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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