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Expresiones y frases - Verbo 'To make'
Idioms - Verb 'To make'
|to make a beeline for something||ir derechito a algo|
|to make a clean breast of it||confesar algo|
|to make a clean sweep||arrasar con todo|
|to make a dent in something||llevarse buena parte, reducir|
|to make a difference||importar, contribuir con algo|
|to make a face||hacer una mueca|
- All the kids were making a beeline for the ice-cream truck.
- I used to watch Barney when I was 16. I had to make a clean breast out of it.
- Green Day made a clean sweep of the awards last night.
- All these expensive shoes are making a dent in your budget.
- Some say the demonstrations against the war make no difference.
- There was an awful smell and we all started to make faces.
|to make a fool of someone||hacer quedar a alguien en ridículo|
|to make a fuss||armar un escándalo|
|to make a killing||hacer un buen negocio|
|to make a long story short||hacerla corta|
|to make a mountain out of a molehill||ahogarse en un vaso de agua|
|to make a name for oneself||hacerse de un nombre|
- Jane is always making a fool of her brother. I feel sorry for him.
- Do you always have to make such a fuss about everything?
- Stu made a killing on that BMW. Brand new for only 10,000 dollars.
- Paul met Beth at a party. To make a long story short, they fell in love and they married.
- Stop it! You're making a mountain out of a molehill! It's only a button, I'll sew it up!
- Frank is a big TV star but he really made a name for himself on the radio.
|to make a pass at/play for someone||Insinuársele a alguien|
|to make a point of doing something||Procurar hacer algo|
|to make a splash||Causar sensación|
|to make a stand||Entrar en acción|
|to make a virtue of necessity||Hacer de la necesidad una virtud|
|to make allowance for something||Tolerar algo|
- Deb looked so good that the guys tried to make a pass at her all the time.
- Don't worry, I'll make a point of sending the invitations tomorrow.
- Our new song is making a splash all over the world.
- How much longer do we have to wait before we make a stand?
- I had a free hour in between classes and I made a virtue of necessity and did my homework then.
- We have to make allowance for Pedro's work . He doesn't speak our language.
|to make amends||compensar|
|to make an exhibition of oneself||ponerse en ridículo|
|to make capital out of something||sacar partido de algo|
|to make do||arreglárselas|
|to make ends meet||llegar a fin de mes|
|to make eyes at someone||echar miraditas a alguien|
- Helen tried to make amends to Claire for ripping her dress and bought her a new one.
- Every time Jeff gets drunk he makes an exhibition of himself.
- Sometimes employers make capital out of people's need to work and pay them very little.
- The supermarket was closed so we had to make do with what little we had that night.
- How do yo make ends meet with such low salaries?
- Bob was making eyes at Grace the other night but she wasn't interested.
|to make free with something||usar algo como si fuera propio|
|to make fun of||burlarse de|
|to make (it) good||tener éxito|
|to make headway||progresar|
|to make it||lograrlo|
|to make it big||triunfar a lo grande|
- Dan has been at my house for two days and he's already making free with my clothes!
- Lilly! What did I tell you about making fun of other children?
- My car was completely destroyed by a tree but the insurance will make it good.
- Tommy has difficulty in Maths but he is making headway little by little.
- This is great! I never thought I'd make it to the top of the mountain!
- Tony made it big with his invention. He's become rich!
|to make it snappy||darse prisa|
|to make light of something||minimizar algo|
|to make love||hacer el amor|
|to make mincemeat of someone||hacer picadillo a alguien|
|to make no bones about something||no ocultar algo, no andar con rodeos|
|to make one's blood boil||hacerle hervir a alguien la sangre|
- Make it snappy, Louise! Everybody's waiting for us at the club!
- Politicians often make light of this issue but it's no laughing-matter.
- The other night, Danny and her girlfriend made love for the first time!
- Brazil made mincemeat of Italy at the friendly match.
- Alice makes no bones of speaking her mind. If she doen't like something she'll tell you.
- Every time I hear the President talk it makes my blood boil!
|to make one's blood run cold||hacer que a alguien se le hiele la sangre|
|to make one's day||alegrarle el día a alguien|
|to make one's flesh crawl/creep||ponérsele la piel de gallina a alguien|
|to make one's hair stand on end||ponérsele los pelos de punta a alguien|
|to make one's mark||dejar su impronta|
|to make one's mouth water||hacérsele a uno agua la boca|
- What I saw that day after the bombing made my blood run cold.
- Jack's visit made my day! I hadn't seen him for a long time.
- I don't like hospitals, they make my flesh crawl.
- This movie will make your hair stand on end. It's terrifying!
- The Beatles and the Rolling Stones made their mark on rock'n'roll history.
- The smell of that stew is making my mouth water!
|to make one's peace with someone||hacer las paces con alguien|
|to make one's point||expresar su opinión|
|to make oneself at home||sentirse como en casa|
|to make sense||tener sentido|
|to make short work of someone||hacer trizas a alguien|
|to make something of oneself||hacer algo de su vida|
- Amy was mad at Jess for not inviting her to her wedding but they've made their peace with each other.
- Ok, you've made your point and I respect it.
- Welcome! I hope you enjoy your stay here, make yourselves at home.
- Did you hear what he said? It din't make any sense!
- Sharapova made short work of Davenport at Wimbledon.
- Why don't you study and make something of yourself?
|to make sure||asegurarse|
|to make the best of it||ponerle al mal tiempo buena cara|
|to make the grade||dar la talla|
|to make the most of it||sacar el mayor partido a algo|
|to make the rounds||hacer las visitas|
|to make tracks||largarse|
- Sammy made sure that Carol got the best doctor in the city.
- It was raining but we were on holiday so we decided to make the best of it.
- Our team really made the grade tonight by winning 5-0.
- It's hard to get an interview with this actor so I'll make the most of it!
- Doctor Cohen is making the rounds right now, you can wait for him over here.
- The party was great but I had to get up early the following day and I made tracks at 11.
|to make up for lost time||recuperar el tiempo perdido|
|to make up one's mind||decidirse|
|to make waves||causar problemas|
|to make whoopee||armar jolgorio|
- Jay didn't like chocolate and now he loves it, he eats lots of it, he's making up for lost time!
- What are you going to study? I haven't made up my mind yet.
- The workers want better working conditions and are starting to make waves.
- The whole class made whoopee when I told them we were going to a farm.