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Staff 10/02/2014
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MAKE UP has quite a lot of different meanings. These are the most important ones:

MAKE UP YOUR MIND
decide

  • I can’t make up my mind about Jason. Shall we give him the job?

MAKE UP A STORY
invent

  • You’ve just made that up. I don’t believe you.

MAKE UP WITH SOMEBODY
make peace

  • Mum, please make up with dad. You can’t be mad at him forever.

MAKE UP TO SOMEBODY
compensate

  • I’m sorry I couldn’t be there . I’ll make it up to you.

MAKE UP THE BED
neaten

  • Can you make up the beds, please?

MAKE UP YOUR FACE
apply cosmetics

  • My mother makes herself up every morning.

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