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20 / 06 / 2005

MAKE UP: meaning and examples

Good morning. I hope you had a good weekend! Today's phrasal verb is: make up something (or make something up) Meaning: to invent an excuse or explanation; to invent a story or poem (used especially with children). Example 1: When Barbara invited me to her party, I didn't want to go so I made up an excuse about going out of town for the weekend. Example 2: My nephew has made up a funny story to explain why the sky is blue and the grass is green. He's such a creative little boy. You can review a different meaning of the phrasal verb make up by looking at the Daily Vitamin from February 9th, 2005. Thanks to Eugenia L. for suggesting these phrasal verbs with SET, GIVE and MAKE. We've only covered a few of them, but if you have a good dictionary, you can look up some more. I hope this answers your question, Eugenia. If you have any other questions about any of the phrasal verbs we've talked about, please don't hesitate to contact us. I hope you have a good day!


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