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17 / 06 / 2005

MAKE UP FOR: meaning and examples

Good morning. Today's phrasal verb is: to make up for something Meaning: to do something positive in order to counteract a negative occurrence; to replace something that has been lost or damaged. Example 1: Charles is taking me away for a romantic weekend to make up for forgetting my birthday last week. Example 2: What can I do to make up for breaking that vase? I could buy you a new one if you tell me where you bought it. The phrasal verb make up for is also used in the expression: make up for lost time. Meaning: to enjoy experiences because you didn't have time to enjoy them before. Example 3: I worked so hard all my life that I hardly ever took a holiday. Now that I'm retired I plan to make up for lost time. I'm going to travel around the world! On Monday we will look at one final phrasal verb with make. If you have any questions about today's expressions, please don't hesitate to contact us. Have an excellent day and a relaxing weekend!


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