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Make after [Make after somebody] (insep) Chase.

  • They made after him but couldn't catch him.
  • The dog made after the cat but it managed to escape by climbing a tree.

Make away (insep)  Escape. make off

  • They managed to make away after all.

Make away with [Make away with something] (insep) (jewels, money) Steal and take away. make off with 

  • They made away with the stolen jewels.
  • We got robbed and they made away with my wallet.

Make for 1 (insep)  Move towards a place, usually in a hurry. head for

  • They made for the door.
  • He made for the toilet as soon as we got home.

2 (insep) Produce or contribute to something in some way.

  • The minister's speech makes for greater optimism.
  • His constant lies don't make for a good relationship.
  • His brilliant explanation makes for a better understanding of the whole issue.

Make into [Make into something] Change into something else. turn into

  • The idea is to make the building into flats.

Make off (insep) Leave a place in a hurry.

  • Overpowering the guard, the thief made off with the money and the guard's gun.

Make out (insep) Pretend something is true.

  • He made out he was an expert in the field but it was clear he didn't know what he was talking about.

Make out 1 [Make something out] (sign, writing) Manage to understand or see.

  • I couldn't quite make out the writing on the package.
  • You can barely make out the sign in the distance.

2 (cheque, bill, invoice, tax return, shopping list) Write or complete. write out

  • Please make out the cheque to CMM Intelligence Ltd.
  • Please make out the invoice to the company.

3 (insep) Kiss and hug in a sexual way.

  • Bill and Suzy were making out in front of the television.
  • Tristian had seen him outside the club before they entered, making out with a pretty girl

Make up [Make something up] Invent.

  • The story she told you wasn't true. She just made it up.

Measure up to [Measure up to something] (insep) (standard, description, expectations, responsibilities) Reach or fulfill or be as good as somebody/something else.

  • Never mind that he won the Pulitzer and the Nobel. He just doesn't measure up to the giants of his time - Faulkner, Hemingway and Fitzgerald.

Mess about (insep) Waste your time doing something silly or not doing anything at all. muck about

  • It was bliss just messing about, eating, exploring and, most important of all, talking.

Mess up [Mess up, mess something up] (insep) Do badly or break.

  • It was so bad that, when the surgeon admitted he'd messed up on my nose and wanted to fix it again, I said no way.

Miss out [Miss out, miss out on something] (insep) (chance, celebrations, opportunity) Not do something that you might enjoy.

  • Don't miss out on this chance to see them live!

Mix up [Mix somebody up] Mix identities. mix up, muddle up, jumble up

  • Unfortunately, the bank had mixed him up with another customer who had the same surname and initials.

Mix up 1 [Mix something up] Confuse. muddle up

  • I was supposed to see my counselor on Saturday, but I mixed up the times and its actually this coming Saturday.

2 Mix together.

  • First, you should mix up a little packet of yeast with one cup of warm water.

Mount up (insep) (bills, costs, expenses, work) Increase in amount or accumulate.

  • It's important to do something about it now, rather than let bills mount up.

Move away (insep) Leave a place to live somewhere else.

  • I had a crush on her, but she moved away during the semester and I never got to see her ever again.

Move back (insep) Return to where you used to live after spending time living in a different place.

  • She wants to move back to her hometown.
  • I decided to stop paying rent in a crappy place and move back to my family home.

Move in (insep) Start living in a new house.

  • There had been reports they had moved in together, but it isn't true.
  • I was dreading telling my dad I was moving in with Paul.
  • You can move in when you've paid the deposit.

Move on (insep) Leave behind or stop doing something and do something else instead.

  • Come on, it's all history now. It's time we all moved on.
  • Lee has now moved on to work for a small tech company that makes routers or something like that.

Move out (insep) Stop living in a particular place and start living somewhere else.

  • He used to share a flat with Bill but they argued a lot so he moved out.
  • She lost contact with her childhood friends when she moved out of the area.

Mow down [Mow somebody down] Drive a vehicle into somebody and kill them.

  • Police are on the hunt for a hit-and-run driver who fatally mowed down a man.
  • A speeding car mowed down a pedestrian and injured six others on Monday.
  • I almost mowed down a pedestrian tonight.

Muck about (insep) Waste your time doing something silly or not doing anything at all. muck about

  • Since I spend all day in work doing serious stuff with computers it's a joy to just muck about when at home.
  • I've been mucking about all day long.

Muck in (insep) Give a hand; help.

  • Prince William is reaching the end of 10 weeks of voluntary work in remote Patagonia, earning the respect of his peers by mucking in with the rest.

Muddle up [Muddle something up] Confuse. mix up

  • We got muddled up between you and your twin sister and did not realise we'd made a mistake until it was too late.

Mull over [Mull something over] (decision, things, question, suggestion, issue) Think about or discuss very carefully. chew over, think over

  • Company executives are mulling over what to do with the contaminated building.
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