- (transitive) to constitute; to compose; to form
- (transitive) to compensate, fill in or catch up
- He can make up the time next week.
- I plan to make up for my failed midterm.
- Cuba took limited free market-oriented measures to alleviate severe shortages of food, consumer goods, and services to make up for the ending of Soviet subsidies.
- 2011 Alistair Magowan West Ham 0 - 1 Birmingham
- Roger Johnson came closest to scoring for the visitors in the first half when he headed over from six yards following Lee Bowyer's cross, but he made up for that by producing some sterling defending to head clear Obinna's bullet centre.
- (transitive) to invent, imagine, or concoct (a story, claim, etc.)
- He was a great storyteller and could make up a story on the spot.
- (transitive, cooking) to assemble, or mix
- I can make up a batch of stew in a few minutes, but it will take a two hours to cook.
- (transitive) to apply cosmetics or makeup
- Let's leave as soon I make up my face.
- (intransitive) to resolve, forgive or smooth over an argument or fight
- They fight a lot, but they always manage to make up.
- To overcome a disadvantage
- 2011 Saj Chowdhury Man City 4 - 3 Wolves
- The Argentine found Dzeko and his killer ball was timed brilliantly for the Ivorian, who made up 90 yards, to slot in.
- The object in all transitive senses can come before or after the particle. If it is a pronoun, then it must come before the particle.
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