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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theymake of
he/she/itmakes of
present participlemaking of
past tensemade of
past participlemade of
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  1. 1
    [transitive]make something of someone/something 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 8
    make something of it spoken to be prepared to fight or argue about something
    Do you want to make something of it?
  9. 9
    make a success of something to make something be successful
    She is determined to make a success of the business.
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