Dictionary: letter M

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make after [make after someone] (insep) chase

make away (insep)  escape make off

make away with [make away with something] (insep) (jewels, money) steal and take away make off with

make for 1 (insep)  move towards a place, usually in a hurry head for

2 (insep) produce or contribute to something in some way

make into [make into something] change into something else turn into

make off (insep) leave a place in a hurry

make out (insep) pretend something is true

make out 1 [make something out] (sign, writing) manage to understand or see

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

3 (insep) kiss and hug in a sexual way

make up 1 [make something up] invent

2 [make up, make it up] become friends again

3 apply cosmetics; put make-up on your face

3 compose; form

idiom make it up to you compensate someone after treating them badly I'm going to make it up to you.

idiom make up your mind make a decision. I've already made my mind up. There's nothing more to say.

make up for (insep) make a bad situation better compensating for it somehow

max out [max something out] (credit card) use all the available money or reach some kind of limit

measure up to [measure up to something] (insep) (standard, description, expectations, responsibilities) reach or fulfill or be as good as someone/something else

mess about (insep) waste your time doing something silly or not doing anything at all muck about

mess up [mess up, mess something up] (insep) do badly or break

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

mix up 1 [mix something up] confuse muddle up

2 mix together.

mount up (insep) (bills, costs, expenses, work) increase in amount or accumulate

mouth off (insep) complain loudly showing no respect

move away (insep) leave a place to live somewhere else

move back (insep) return to where you used to live after spending time living in a different place

move in (insep) start living in a new house

move on (insep) leave behind or stop doing something and do something else instead

move out (insep) stop living in a particular place and start living somewhere else

mow down [mow someone down] drive a vehicle into someone and kill them

muck about (insep) waste your time doing something silly or not doing anything at all muck about

muck in (insep, informal) give a hand; help

muddle up [muddle something up] confuse mix up

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

muscle in (insep) get involved in something when other people don't want you there

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