make of

make of
phrasal verb
Word forms "make of":
present tense I/you/we/they make of he/she/it makes of present participle making of past tense made of past participle made of
1) make something of someone/something
[transitive] to use chances and opportunities in order to be successful

This job is whatever you make of it.

I want to make something of my new life here.

2) [transitive] to understand someone or the meaning of something in a particular way

I don't know what to make of our new teacher.

What do you make of this news?

3) make the best of something to try to get a good result despite a bad situation

It rained all day, but we made the best of it.

4) make an evening/a day etc of it
informal to continue doing something for a whole evening, day etc

Let's make an evening of it and eat out.

5) make a go of something to try your best to make something successful

They're going to try to make a go of their marriage again.

6) make the most of something to use a good situation to get the best possible result

It's a beautiful day today. Let's make the most of it.

7) make much of something to give a lot of importance to something

The press made much of the fact that he was the Prime Minister's son.

8) make something of it
spoken to be prepared to fight or argue about something

Do you want to make something of it?

9) make a success of something to make something be successful

She is determined to make a success of the business.


English dictionary. 2014.

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