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1. make a check out to sb. / make out a check to sb. / make a check out / make out a check ** 开(发放)支票

解 习语;词义溯源:制作[支票(check)]给某人

例 I need the accountants to make a check out to Borden Office Supply Company to pay for the office supplies we received today. 我需要会计人员给博登办公用品公司开一张支票,支付我们今天收到的办公用品的费用。

2. make a day of doing sth. / make a day of it ** 花一整天干某事

解 习语;词义溯源:使一天用来做某事

例 We had planned to spend only a few hours shopping, but we were having so much fun we decided to make a day of it and got home around dinner time. 我们原计划只花几个小时购物,但是我们太高兴了,所以决定把一整天时间都用来购物,结果晚饭时间才回到家。

3. make a face 〔faces〕 at sb. / make a face〔faces〕 ** 做鬼脸

解 习语;词义溯源:[朝(at)]某人做出[面部表情(a face,faces)]

例 The boy sitting at the next table kept making faces at us. 邻桌的那个男孩一直对我们扮鬼脸。

4. make a fool out of sb. / make an ass of sb. ** 使出丑;干傻事

解 习语;词义溯源:[从(out)]某人制作出[傻子(fool)]或把(某人)变成[傻子、蠢货(ass)];注意ass不能乱用

例 She took all his money and then left him for another man. She really made a fool out of him. 她带走了他所有的钱,然后离开他找了另外一个男人。她真是把他当傻瓜耍。

5. make a note of sth. ** 写下来;记笔记

解 习语;词义溯源:做(某事的)[记录、便条(note)]

例 Be sure to make a note of any damage to the apartment before you sign the rental agreement. 签订租赁协议之前,一定要记下公寓中所有已损坏的东西。

6. make a nuisance of oneself ** 使自己被人讨厌,不受欢迎

解 习语;词义溯源:把(自己)变成[令人讨厌的人(nuisance)]

例 It's okay to stop by occasionally, but if you visit too often you'll make a nuisance of yourself. 你偶尔过来是可以的,但是如果经常来,就会被人讨厌。

7. make a silk purse out of a sow's ear ** 从没有任何价值的东西中找出价值

解 习语;词义溯源:用[猪(sow)][耳朵(ear)]制作[丝绸钱包(silk purse)];常表示负面意味

例 The new managers of the theater vowed they'd make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, turning the bankrupt business into a two-million-dollar-a-year venture. 剧院新经理发誓要把朽木变成玉雕,把破产的剧院变成年收入200万美元的企业。

8. make an appointment with sb. / make an appointment ** 约会

解 习语;词义溯源:[和(with)]某人做[(会合、访问的)约会(appointment)]

例 I'd like to make an appointment with Mr. Farley for Monday at 10:00 o'clock if he is free. 如果法利先生有时间的话,我想跟他预约,定在周一的10点。

9. make arrangements for sb. or sth. / make arrangements ** 为…做准备,安排

解 习语;词义溯源:为某人或某物做[准备、安排(arrangements)]

例 We've made arrangements for a car to pick you up at the airport. It will be a black limousine with our logo on the door waiting just outside Terminal One. 我们已经安排了一辆车去机场接你。那是一辆黑色豪华轿车,车门上有我们公司的标识。车将在一号航站楼外等你。

10. make arrangements to do sth. / make arrangements ** 定计划

解 习语;词义溯源:做进行某事的[计划(arrangements)]

例 My secretary will make arrangements to have lunch delivered to the conference room. 我的秘书将安排把午餐送到会议室来。

11. make arrangements with sb. / make arrangements ** 与…商议,解决

解 习语;词义溯源:与某人做[妥协、商议(arrangements)]

例 You should make arrangements with the moving company at least one month before you plan to move. 你至少应该在搬家前一个月联系好搬家公司。

12. make away〔off〕 with sb. or sth. *** 匆匆离开;逃走

解 短语动词;词义溯源:[带着(with)]某人或某物[远远地(away,off)]走开

例 During the power outage at the museum, somebody made off with a small statue from the Ming Dynasty valued at over one million dollars. 博物馆断电时,有人偷走了一座价值超过100万美元的明朝小雕像。

13. make book on sth. * 打赌

解 俚语;词义溯源:[关于(on)]某事制作(写下)[压下赌注的账本(book)]

例 Several of the guys were making book on the outcome of the game, but I don't like to bet on sports so I didn't join them. 几个家伙在赌比赛结果,但我不喜欢就体育运动打赌,所以没有参加。

14. make chin music * 谈话,闲聊

解 俚语;词义溯源:引起(产生)[闲谈、闲话(chin music)]

例 The two talkative office clerks were told they could make chin music all they wanted after work, but during office hours they should talk less. 那两个喜欢聊天的办公室职员被告知,他们在下班后可以随意聊天,但是在上班时间应该少说话。

15. make eyes at sb. / make eyes ** 抛媚眼,送秋波

解 习语;词义溯源:对某人做出[眼神、视线(eyes)]

例 One love-sick boy tries to get Teresa's attention by making eyes at her from across the desk in the library. 一个暗恋特雷莎的男孩为了引起她的注意,在图书馆里坐在她对面,对她暗送秋波。

16. make for *** 朝…方向移动

解 短语动词;词义溯源:[向着(for)](某地)前行

例 I had to go to the bathroom urgently, so as soon as the elevator door opened I made for the men's room. 我急着去洗手间,所以,电梯门一打开我就冲向了男洗手间。

17. make free with sb. or sth. / make free ** 对…不尊重;随意使用他人之物

解 习语;词义溯源:对某人或某物成为[随意的、无拘无束的(free)]状态

例 Harry makes free with my pens and paper and such. He uses it just as it is his own and never even bothers to ask me for any of it. 哈里擅自使用我的钢笔和纸之类的东西。他用的时候就好像那是他自己的,从来不问我。

18. make friends with sb. / make friends ** 成为朋友,交朋友

解 习语;词义溯源:把某人变成朋友

例 Make friends with your office colleagues and you'll always look forward to going to work each morning. 跟办公室的同事成为朋友,这样你每天早上都会盼着去上班。

19. make good as sb. ** 作为…获得成功

解 习语;词义溯源:作为某种人而成为[优秀的、有资格的(good)]状态

例 Mike's brother made good as a politician while his sister was successful as a lawyer. 迈克的哥哥成为了一位优秀的政治家,而他姐姐则是一名成功的律师。

20. make good at sth. / make good ** 成功

解 习语;词义溯源:在某领域成为[有能力的、有资格的(good)]状态

例 I know you don't like the job you are doing now, but if you make good at it you will get promoted quickly to something more interesting. 我知道你不喜欢现在的工作,但是如果你把它做好,你很快就能得到提升,从而做更有趣的工作。

21. make hamburger 〔mincemeat〕 out of sb. or sth. * 殴打,打扁

解 俚语;词义溯源:从某人或某物那里制作[出(out of)][汉堡包(hamburger)或肉饼(mincemeat)]

例 Mike Tyson, the heavyweight champion, says he will make mincemeat out of anyone who dares to challenge him. 重量级拳王迈克·泰森表示,他会把任何敢于挑战他的人揍扁。

22. make it hot for sb. * 刁难,使下不了台

解 俚语;词义溯源:使某物[针对(for)]某人变成[烫的、热的(hot)]状态

例 To make it hot for him and force him to confess, the police threatened to arrest Smith's mother as an accomplice to his crimes. 为了刁难史密斯,让他认罪,警察威胁说他妈妈是共犯,也要一起逮捕。

23. make it snappy ** 赶快,快点

解 〈口〉习语;词义溯源:使变成[敏捷的、活泼的(snappy)]状态

例 Take these papers over to the accounting department. And make it snappy! 把这些文件送到会计部。快点!

24. make life miserable for sb. ** 使陷于痛苦、悲惨境地

解 习语;词义溯源:使某人的生活变成[悲惨的(miserable)]状态

例 His wife's mother didn't want them to get married, so now she tries to make life miserable for them by constantly criticizing everything they do. 他妻子的妈妈不希望他们结婚,所以现在她一直挑剔他们所做的任何事情,让他们过得非常痛苦。

25. make love to sb. / make love ** 向…求爱,追求…;发生性行为,做爱

解 习语;词义溯源:与某人做出[爱情、房事(love)]

例 Many Hollywood movies have one scene of young lovers making love. 很多好莱坞电影里面都有年轻恋人做爱的场景。

26. make one's way through sth. / make one's way ** 突破,推进,艰难前行

解 习语;词义溯源:通过某物走自己的路

例 Making your way through a crowded subway station, you should keep your bag close to you or a pickpocket may steal from it. 在拥挤的地铁站里穿行时,你必须看好自己的包,否则包内的东西会被偷。

27. make oneself conspicuous ** 引人注意

解 习语;词义溯源:使自己变成[显眼的(conspicuous)]状态

例 To get attention, teenagers often dress outrageously to make themselves conspicuous. 为了引起注意,青少年通常会穿得稀奇古怪,让自己看起来引人注目。

28. make oneself miserable ** 让自己痛苦

解 习语;词义溯源:使自己变成[悲惨的(miserable)]状态

例 You will never get Diane to pay attention to you, John. You're just making yourself miserable. 约翰,你永远也不可能让黛安娜注意你。你这么做只会让自己很痛苦。

29. make oneself scarce ** 走开;回避

解 〈口〉习语;词义溯源:把自己变成[罕见的、稀有的(scarce)]状态

例 Upon retiring, former presidents are expected to make himself scarce for a few years so there is no question that the new president is in charge. 人们希望前总统一退休就能退避几年,这样新总统在执政时便不会出现什么问题。

30. make sb. or sth. out / make out *** 设法应付,活下来;辨认出;理解

解 短语动词;词义溯源:使某人或某物[暴露出来(out)]

例 How did you make out with the boss on your request for a pay raise? 你跟老板提加薪的事怎么样了?

31. make peace with sb. / make peace ** 和好,和解

解 习语;词义溯源:引起[和平、友好(peace)]

例 Before the Palestinians made peace with the Israelis, the PLO was viewed as a terrorist organization. 在巴勒斯坦与以色列和解之前,巴勒斯坦解放组织被视为恐怖组织。

32. make sth. good / make sth. ** 偿还,复原;履行,实现

解 〈口〉习语;词义溯源:把某物变成[可使用的、完整的(good)]状态

例 As a teenager Robert caused his parents a lot of suffering, so as an adult he was determined to make it good before they passed away. 年少时,罗伯特给父母带来了很多痛苦,所以,成年后他决定在他们去世之前做出补偿。

33. make sth. of sth. *** 理解某事物的意义或性质

解 短语动词;词义溯源:把某事物解释为某事物

例 Congressman Peller made too much of the meager increases in military spending. 国会议员佩勒过分重视军费开支的微弱增长。

34. make sth. up out of whole cloth / make up sth. out of whole cloth ** 编造故事或谎话

解 习语;词义溯源:从[布料(whole cloth)][完全(up)]制作[出(out of)]某物

例 Garbott's lawyers argued that the witness had made his testimony up out of whole cloth. 加博特的律师辩护称,证人的证词纯属捏造。

35. make the bed / make one's bed ** 铺床

解 习语;词义溯源:收拾[床铺(bed)]

例 The maid will clean the room, put in fresh towels and make the bed each morning. 女仆将负责每天早上打扫房间、更换毛巾和收拾床铺。

36. make the scene * 出席活动

解 俚语;词义溯源:制作(出现)[场景、舞台(scene)];注意不要将本词组和make a scene混淆

例 Superstar Tom Hanks wasn't able to make the scene, but his lovely wife attended. 超级巨星汤姆·汉克斯无法到场,但是他的爱妻出席了活动。

37. make time with sb. / make time ** 与某人调情;约会

解 〈口〉习语;词义溯源:制造与某人在一起的时间

例 A new monthly newsletter called Dating Scene reports the latest on who making time with whom in the entertainment world. 一份名为《约会现场》的最新月刊专门报道娱乐圈谁与谁私下约会的最新消息。


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