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    a few connotation of "make up"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    A car is made up of many different parts.

    make up = to make by putting things or parts together

    Jean makes up stories to amuse her little brother.

    make up = to invent; think and say something that is new or not true

    I have to make up the test I missed last week.

    I want to go to bed early to make up the sleep I lost last night.

    We have to drive fast to make up the hour we lost in Boston.

    Vitamin pills make up what you lack in your diet.

    The toy cost a dollar and Ted only had fifty cents, so father made up the difference.

    Uncle Fred forgot my birthday present but he made it up to me by taking me to the circus.

    Mrs. Rich spent so much time away from her children that she tried to make it up to them by giving them things.

    make up = to do or provide (something lacking or needed); do or supply (something not done, lost, or missed); get back; regain; give back; repay

    We made up for lost time by taking an airplane instead of a train.

    Saying you are sorry won't make up for the damage of breaking the window.

    Mary had to make up for the time she missed in school when she was sick, by studying very hard.

    The beautiful view at the top of the mountain makes up for the hard climb to get there.

    make up = to do what is lacking or needed; do or give what should be done or given; get or give back what has been lost, missed, or not done; get or give instead; pay back

    Clowns always make up before a circus show.

    Tom watched his sister make up her face for her date.

    make up = to put on lipstick and face paint powder

    Mary and Joan quarreled, but made up after a while.

    make up = to become friends again after a quarrel

    The new boy made up to the teacher by sharpening her pencils.

    make up = to try to make friends with someone; to win favor

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

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    Exclamation Re: a few connotation of "make up"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    A car is made up of many different parts.Ok

    make up = to make by putting things or parts together= to constitute

    Jean makes up stories to amuse her little brother. Ok

    make up = to invent; think and say something that is new or not true = to concoct

    I have to make up the test I missed last week.

    I want to go to bed early to make up the sleep I lost last night.

    We have to drive fast to make up the hour we lost in Boston.

    Vitamin pills make up what you lack in your diet.

    The toy cost a dollar and Ted only had fifty cents, so father made up the difference.

    Uncle Fred forgot my birthday present but he made it up to me by taking me to the circus.

    Mrs. Rich spent so much time away from her children that she tried to make it up to them by giving them things.

    make up = to do or provide (something lacking or needed); do or supply (something not done, lost, or missed); get back; regain; give back; repay

    We made up for lost time by taking an airplane instead of a train.

    Saying you are sorry won't make up for the damage of breaking the window.

    Mary had to make up for the time she missed in school when she was sick, by studying very hard.

    make up for something = make up for lost time/missed breakfast by early lunch/disappointing start by a good finish.
    I made up for the missed breakfast by having an early lunch.
    What Jack lacked in experience, he made up for in enthusiasm

    The beautiful view at the top of the mountain makes up for the hard climb to get there.

    make up = to do what is lacking or needed; do or give what should be done or given; get or give back what has been lost, missed, or not done; get or give instead; pay back

    Clowns always make up before a circus show.

    Tom watched his sister make up her face for her date.

    make up = to put on lipstick and face paint powder

    Mary and Joan quarreled, but made up after a while.

    make up = to become friends again after a quarrel

    The new boy made up to the teacher by sharpening her pencils.

    make up = to try to make friends with someone; to win favor


    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    All look fine. You have covered extensively.

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