One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Attempt to win the favour of (someone) by being pleasant.‘you can't go on about morals when you're making up to Adam like that’
flirt with, chase after, run after, pursue, make romantic advances to, court, woo, vampView synonyms
- ‘I bet she was making up to the master.’
- ‘Harry made up to her shamelessly.’
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