Byron Bay – Phrasal Verbs with Make – 11 August 20

How many phrasal verbs with make do you know? There are quite a few and, even more confusingly, some have multiple meanings.

 

Can you make out the meanings of the following phrasal verbs from the context of the sentence?

  • She had made herself up heavily to try to make herself into somebody else.
  • I’ll make do with seeing you on Saturday but it doesn’t make up for you cancelling our date tonight.
  • I couldn’t make out the registration of the car that made off with the robbers.
  • My parents made over their garage to make it into a gym.
  • I was going to make up with her until I saw her making out with my boyfriend.

 

 

Have a look at the table below to find out if you were right.

make do with somethingaccept something less satisfactory because there’s no alternativeThere’s no coffee, so we’ll have to make do with tea.
make for somethingmove towards something or a placeMake for the hills, a tsunami is approaching.
make for somethingcontribute to, lead to or cause a result or situation.

 

Both candidates are popular so it should make for an interesting election.

 

make something into something

 

 convert one thing into another thing

 

His parents made his bedroom into a billiards room once he moved out.
make of something try to understand and find a reason for somethingI don’t know what to make of her suddenly unfriendly attitude towards me.
make of somethingthink and have an opinion about something

 

What do you make of the new policy the president signed?

 

make off with

 

steal something and (quickly) take it away.The looters made off with all the laptops that were in the computer store.
make off

 

hurry away, especially in order to escapeThe thieves had to make off in their car when the police arrived.
make something outjust be able to hear, read or see somethingHe spoke so quietly we could hardly make out what he was saying.

 

make something outfill out the details of a document (usually a cheque)You can make out the cheque to Woodward Ltd.
make something out to beclaim; to assertHe makes himself out to be an important artist but his paintings are utter garbage.
make out

 

Manage; deal with. Usually used informally in a question after “How…?”

 

How did you make out yesterday on the biology test?

 

make out

 

slang for kiss and grope, though not to have sex.

 

We were making out in the gym and got caught by the teacher

 

make somebody out

 

understand a person’s character

 

Since she is normally quiet and reserved it is hard to make her out.

 

make something over

 

change appearance to make better

 

I wish I could afford to make over the kitchen.
make (something) over to (somebody)

 

transfer ownership

 

The government of Mugabe made all the land of the whites over to black African farmers.

 

be made up of something

 

To be composed of different parts/people/qualities

 

The committee was made up of all the regional managers.

 

make someone up

 

apply  cosmetics toThe actors must make themselves up before going on stage.
make something upinvent a story, usually to deceive or entertainMy four year old niece is always making up stories, last week she told me that she and her friends flew to the moon.
make something upprovide a required number or an amount to complete somethingWe need two more people to make up a football team.
make something upprepare a bed (or something) for use

 

The room is tidy; I just have to make up the bed for you.

 

make upbecome friendly with someone again, usually after an argument or fightAfter three years without talking to each other, they finally made up.
make up for something

 

compensate for somethingI know I ruined your favourite dress but I hope this new one I bought you makes up for it.

 

These are some common phrasal verbs with MAKE. There are more. Add those that you don’t know to your vocabulary lists. Then click on the links to do the quizzes.

 

 

QUIZLET

https://quizlet.com/_8kndw1?x=1qqt&i=2ui1fg

Here you will find flashcards where you can STUDY the phrasal verbs and their definitions and then PLAY a matching game where you try to match the phrasal verbs/definitions in the fastest time.

 

 

KAHOOT

https://kahoot.it/challenge/09268697?challenge-id=e178617c-b9c3-4964-9cbd-0a584d1ab4ba_1597118961626

Or go to kahoot.it and enter the PIN 09268697

Here you will find multiple choice question where you need to choose the correct phrasal verb to finish the sentence. You’ll be competing against other players this month. This round ends on 7 September 2020.

 

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