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    Question make up

    There are many meanings about make up. Please give me some examples or I would misunderstand.

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    Re: make up

    Quote Originally Posted by ashley42430 View Post
    There are many meanings about make up. Please give me some examples or I would misunderstand.
    First, tell us the different meanings that you already know and how you would use them!


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    1.It means girls use makeup.
    2.copy, fake
    3.consist of

    Actually, I didn't know all make up meanings, and therefor I need some body give me explain and examples in English.

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    Re: make up

    Quote Originally Posted by ashley42430 View Post
    1. It means girls use makeup. (Noun) Yes. Make-up is another word for cosmetics. Note that it normally has a hyphen. Also remember that some boys/men use make-up too!

    2. copy, fake - (Verb) Not really "copy". It's more like "to invent". I made up a story to explain why I didn't go to work = I invented a story

    3. consist of - (Verb) This is normally used in the passive "to be made up of..." For example "The team will be made up of 5 men and 4 women".

    Actually, I didn't don't know all make up the meanings of "make up", and therefore I need some body somebody to give me explain explanations and examples in English.
    See above. More meanings:

    to make up = to become friends again after having an argument. "I had an argument with my boyfriend but it's OK, I think we'll make up!" There is a lovely phrase that is sometimes used with two children who have had a silly argument. Their parent/teacher might say "Come on, you two. Kiss and make up!" It means that they want the two children to forget the argument and be friends again.

    to make up = to add an amount (of money, for example) so that the total reaches a specific amount. For example: "The bill is €100, but we only have €90 on the table. Don't worry. I'll make up the difference." This would mean that I am offering to add the extra €10 required so that we have €100 in total.

    to make up = to put together/to construct. "I have made up a bag of clothes ready to take them to the charity shop." "I've been to Ikea and bought a bookshelf, which I need to make up tonight."

    to make up = to apply make-up/cosmetics. "I'll be ready to go out as soon as I've made up". Note we would be more likely to say "....as soon as I've done my make-up".

    to make up = to put in order/to tidy. You will see on the little signs that you hang on hotel room doors "Please make up my room". This is a request to the chambermaids, explaining that you would like them to come into the room and make the bed, clean the bathroom etc.

    to make up for = to compensate. "I was very mean to a friend the other day, but I'm going to make up for it by taking her out for dinner tonight."

    I'm sure someone else will come up with some more definitions.

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    Re: make up

    Quote Originally Posted by ashley42430 View Post
    There are many meanings about make up. Please give me some examples or I would misunderstand.
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good afternoon, Ashley.


    (1) If you are a student, you need to know this use of "make up" that is

    used in American schools:

    STUDENT: There is a big examination tomorrow, but I am very sick. I

    cannot come to school tomorrow.

    TEACHER: Please don't worry about it. You can MAKE UP the test / You

    can MAKE it UP when you return. Your health is more important

    than any test.

    Make up a test = to take it another day instead of on the scheduled day.

    Have a nice day!

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