Definition of make up in English:

make up

phrasal verb

  • Be reconciled after a quarrel:

    ‘let's kiss and make up’
    • ‘So big-hearted Melvyn bought Al a slap-up lunch the other day to kiss and make up.’
    • ‘The wealthy couple were later seen having a lover's tiff before kissing and making up on the dance floor.’
    • ‘I'd have no chance of creating an even bigger rift between them if they kissed and made up.’
    • ‘She trails kisses up his neck and soon the two are making up in the kitchen tangled around each other.’
    • ‘She says she has kissed and made up with Nigel, and the reunion was a fun night.’
    • ‘They argue almost constantly, only stopping occasionally to hug and kiss and pretend to make up.’
    • ‘Here are some really great ideas on making up with your sweetheart after an argument.’
    • ‘At the end of it all, you swap shirts, shake hands, make up and go home.’
    • ‘As Paul and Heather prepare to do battle, another celebrity is apparently kissing and making up.’
    • ‘I think she has it in her head that if she gets us all in the same room we'll crack and kiss and make up.’
    be friends again, bury the hatchet, declare a truce, make peace, forgive and forget, shake hands, become reconciled, settle one's differences, mend fences, call it quits
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