Phrasal Verbs with 'Make'
Example:The police MADE AFTER the stolen car.
Example:The thieves MADE AWAY WITH the painting.
Accept something less satisfactory because there's no alternative
Example:There's no coffee, so we'll have to MAKE DO WITH tea.
Head in a certain direction
Example:We MADE FOR home when it started raining.
Produce a result or situation
Example:The low quality of the service MADE FOR a lot of dissatisfaction.
Change something into something else
Example:Many churches have been MADE INTO flats in recent years.
Arrive or get a result
Example:I thought you weren't coming, so I was really pleased you MADE IT.
Try to compensate for doing something wrong
Example:He tried to MAKE IT UP TO her, but she wouldn't speak to him.
Understand or have an opinion
Example:What do you MAKE OF your new boss?
Leave somewhere in a hurry
Example:They MADE OFF when they heard the police siren.
Example:Thieves MADE OFF WITH over a million dollars in the robbery.
Make a cheque payable to somebody
Example:Please MAKE the cheque OUT to RGM Productions Ltd.
Example:He MADE OUT that he was ill so that he didn't have to go to school.
Example:How are your children MAKING OUT at the new school?
Kiss and pet
Example:They were MAKING OUT at the party last night.
Discern a small detail
Example:I can just MAKE OUT the outline of a flying saucer in this photo.
Be able to see or hear something
Example:Can you MAKE OUT what she's saying?
Understand someone's nature or personality
Example:He's strange; I can't MAKE him OUT.
Example:The beauty salon gave her a MAKEOVER before the party.
Give money or possessions to someone in a legal way
Example:She MADE OVER her property to her children.
Head in the direction
Example:We MADE TOWARDS the centre.
Stop being angry with someone
Example:They are always arguing, but they MAKE UP again very quickly.
Put on cosmetics
Example:She went to the bathroom to MAKE her face UP.
Invent a story
Example:They MADE UP an excuse for being late.
Example:I sent her a present to try to MAKE UP FOR my appalling behaviour.
Increase a sum received to a higher figure
Example:The charity collected £24,517.57, and the anonymous donor MADE the total UP TO £25,000'
Give (usually used as an imperative)
Example:MAKE WITH the money you owe me.