PHRASAL VERBS (M)
Make fun of (someone):
To laugh at; to make jokes about (someone).
ex. "The other kids always made fun of John."
To understand/ interpret.
ex. "What do you make of his comments?" (How would you interpret his comments?)
1) To decipher/ understand.
ex. "He always mumbles; I can never make out what he's saying."
2) To kiss and touch (passionately).
ex. "The two college students were making out in the park."
Make (someone) over:
To change someone's appearance.
Make (someone) out (to be something):
To make someone seem like something.
ex. "They made her out to be some kind of monster."
1) To fabricate, invent.
ex. "He made up a story about how he got robbed on the way to work."
2) To reconcile.
ex. "They had a big fight, but then they made up right away."
Make up for:
To compensate for.
ex. "He made up for what he said by inviting her to a movie."
To lower a price.
ex. "All these items have been marked down. They are on sale."
To increase a price.
ex. "Retailers had to mark up their prices in order to cover expenses."
To spoil, to make a mistake.
ex. "I messed up on that question."
To be of an equally high quality.
ex. "These new products don't measure up to our standards."
To confuse. To get it wrong.
ex. "I hate this restaurant, they always mix up my order."
To start living in an apartment, house, with someone, etc.
ex. "Tom moved in with his girlfriend."
ex. "Let's move on. What's the next topic?"
To stop living in an apartment, house, etc.
ex. "Sarah moved out last month. She moved in with her mother."