Student or Learner
There are many meanings about make up. Please give me some examples or I would misunderstand.
1.It means girls use makeup.
Actually, I didn't know all make up meanings, and therefor I need some body give me explain and examples in English.
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.
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!