Make-up definitions

To constitute; to compose; to form.
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(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.

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Alternative spelling of makeup. See usage notes there.
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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.

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Let's leave as soon I make up my face.

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(informal) Of or relating to a reconciliation.

Joe and Joanne had a big fight, and then apologized and had incredible make-up sex.

We only argue because of the make-up sex.

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To invent, imagine, or concoct (a story, claim, etc.).

He was a great storyteller and could make up a story on the spot.

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(intransitive) To resolve, forgive or smooth over an argument or fight.

They fight a lot, but they always manage to make up.

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