Make (somebody/something) into (somebody/something) 改变(或转变)某人(或某物);把(某材料)做成(某物)
1. = to convert one thing into another thing 把...变为
• His parents made his bedroom into a billiards room once he moved out. 一旦他搬出去，他的父母就会把他的卧室变为台球室。
• His father said that joining the army would make him into a real man, but he was wrong.
Make for (Something) 前往/促成
1. = to move towards something or a place 前往
• Make for the hills, a tsunami is approaching! 快到丘陵那里去，海啸就要来了!
• He made for his apartment a couple of hours ago. 他几小时前就回公寓了。
2. = to contribute to, lead to or cause a result or situation. 促成
• Shakespeare's writing makes for a difficult read. 莎士比亚的作品很难懂。
• Both candidates are popular so it should make for an interesting election.
Make (something) out 看出;听出/填写
1. = to just be able to hear, read or see something (费力地) 看出; 听出;读出
• He spoke so quietly we could hardly make out what he was saying.
• If you can make out the billboard from such a distance you really have excellent vision.
2. = to fill out the details of a document (usually a check) 填写
• You can make out the cheque to Woodward Ltd. 你可以给Woodward Ltd写张支票。
Make (something) out to be 声称，断言
1. = to claim; to assert
• He makes himself out to be an important artist but his paintings are utter garbage.
• I think the critics make that movie out to be more profound than it really is.
Make of 理解/从某事物中得出观点
1. = to try to understand and find a reason for something 理解
• I don't know what to make of her suddenly unfriendly attitude towards me. 我不知道要怎么理解她突然不友善的态度。
• Can you make anything of these ruins? 你能从这些遗迹中发现什么吗?
2. = to think and have an opinion about something 从某事物中得出观点
• What do you make of the new policy the president signed? 你认为总统签署的新政策代表着什么?
Make off (常指为逃离而) 尽快离开
1. = To hurry away, especially in order to escape
• The thieves had to make off in their car when the police arrived. 警察赶到时，小偷已经弃车而逃。
• The pop star made off from the concert before the fans could find him. 在粉丝发现他前，这位流行歌手就已经匆匆离开了。
Make off with 偷走
1. = To steal something and (quickly) take it away.
• The looters made off with all the laptops that were in the computer store.
Make (somebody) out 理解某人的性格
1. = To understand a person's character
• Since she is normally quiet and reserved it is hard to make her out.
Make (something) over to (somebody) 转让
1. = Transfer ownership
• The government of Mugabe made all the lands of the whites over to black African farmers.
1. = the composition of something 构成
• The committee was made up of all the regional managers. 委员会由所有的区域经理组成。
2. = combination of qualities that form a part of someone's character 性格
• Flexibility and integrity are key elements of her make up. 她主要的特点是灵活性和一体性。
3. = to apply make up, rouge, powder, eyeliner, etc. Also to make somebody up 化妆
• The actors must make themselves up before going on stage. 演员上台前一定要化妆。
4. = to invent a story, usually to deceive or entertain 编故事
• My four year old niece is always making up stories, last week she told me that she and her friends flew to the moon.
5. = To form or constitute something 组成
• The class is made up of three sections of conversation and two sections of written exercises.
6. = a required number or an amount to complete something 补足 (某数量)
• We need two more people to make up a football team. 我们还需要两个人才能组成一个足球队。
7. = To prepare a bed (or something) for use 铺 (床)
• The room is tidy, I just have to make up the bed for you. 房间很干净，你只要铺一下床就可以住了。
8. = To put something together from many different things 配制 (食物、药等)
• Let's make up an Easter basket for your nephew. 让我们来给你侄子做个复活节花篮吧。
9. = To become friendly with someone again, usually after an argument or fight. 和好
• After three years without talking to each other, they finally made up. 他们三年没说过话，现在终于和好了。
Make up for 补偿
1. = the compensate for something; to replace something lost
• I know I ruined your favourite dress but I hope this new one I bought you makes up for it.
• What she lacked in experience, she made up for in the way she learns quickly.