Terms in this set (12)
make up (1)
to form something
Example: Women ______ 56% of the student numbers.
make up (2)
to invent a story, etc, especially in order to trick or entertain somebody
Example: He ______ some excuse about his daughter being sick.
to move towards something
Synonym: head for
make out (1)
to manage to see somebody/something or read or hear something
Example: I could just make out a figure in the darkness.
make out (2)
to say that something is true when it may not be
Example: She's not as rich as people make out.
look forward to
to be thinking with pleasure about something that is going to happen (because you expect to enjoy it)
For example: I'm ______ _____ ___ the weekend.
start doing a particular activity
For example: After I had my accident, I took ____ tennis to stay healthy.
describe the important facts about something briefly
For example: To ____ _____, the main causes of obesity are over-eating and a lack of exercise.
go out with
have a romantic relationship with someone
For example: Did you hear that Mary is ____ing _____ _____ John now?
head off to
For example: We left our jobs and _____ed ____ ____ Africa.
start moving very quickly
For example: I had to ____ ___ at the end of the meeting.
start the engine of a bike or car
For example: I heard his car _____ ____.
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Words from w/b 12 September 2011