90+ Common Collocations with MAKE in English

Learn frequently used collocations with MAKE in English.

List of common collocations with MAKE.

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Make a break for

  • They decided to make a break for it that night.

Make a bed

  • I can make a bed for you in the other bedroom.

Make a cake

  • Don’t scant the butter when you make a cake.

Make a call

  • Can you wait a second while I make a call?

Make a choice

  • She should make a right choice.

Make a comment

  • I’d just like to make a comment.

Make a complaint

  • I made a complaint to the manager about the poor service in the restaurant.

Make a confession/an admission

  • I want to make a confession to you, love.

Make a contract

  • We are to make a contract for a supply of raw silk with the company.

Make a cup of tea

  • John always makes himself a cup of tea when he gets to work.

Make a deal

  • We need to make a deal for this project.

Make a decision

  • Have you made a decision yet?

Make a difference

  • I can make a difference in this world.

Make a discovery

  • Later, when they go to let her out, they make a discovery.

Make a dress

  • She makes beautiful dresses.

Make a fire

  • I didn’t even know spiders could make fire.

Make a fool of yourself

  • I just want to make sure you don’t make a fool of yourself.

Make a fortune

  • I could make a fortune as a research consultant on these projects.

Make a fuss

  • I didn’t make a fuss over their costumes, or dress up myself.

Make a habit

  • Mr. Wells doesn’t plan to make a habit of this.

Make a joke

  • Harold always make jokes, but no one finds them funny.

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Collocations with MAKE

…Common Collocations with MAKE…

Make a list

  • She is making a list of everyone who has expressed an interest.

Make a living

  • She will worry about making a living when she gets there.

Make a mess

  • She didn’t like to make a mess.

Make a mistake

  • It’s easy to make a mistake.

Make a move

  • I never had the courage to make a move.

Make a note (of)

  • I’ll make a note of our next meeting in my diary.

Make a pass at

  • I make a pass at a new club member.

Make a phone call

  • Kate had to make a phone call during her break.

Make a point

  • Mark made some good points in his presentation, we should consider his project.

Make a prediction

  • It’s difficult to make any predictions about the future of the economy.

Make a presentation

  • They will then make a presentation to the employer who will evaluate it.

Make a profit

  • We can’t undertake that you will make a profit.

Make a promisse  

  • I made a promise to my mother to always take care of my siblings.

Make a recovery

  • Abstain from the cigarette or you by no means make a recovery.

Make a reservation

  • We make a reservation with an airline or travel agent.

Make a rude gesture

  • He responded by making a rude gesture, prompting the other car to stop.

Make a salad

  • I made a salad for the family picnic.

Make a sales call

  • I need to make a sales call.

Make a sandwich

  • My mom always makes me a sandwich to school

Make a snack

  • When I take a break from studying I make myself a snack.

Make a sound

  • Everyone laughed when I failed to make a sound.

Make a speech

  • I have to make a speech tonight for a fund-raiser.

Make a statement

  • He’s getting ready to make a statement.

Make a suggestion

  • I tried to make a suggestion but she snubbed me.

Make a takeover bid

  • The company made a takeover bid for one of its rivals.

Make a threat

  • Never make a threat you are not prepared to carry out.

Make amends

  • She tried to make amends by inviting him out to dinner.

Make an agreement

  • Think carefully before you make an agreement.

Make an allusion

  • Just by mistake ! I really don’t make an allusion to what you said last night on purpose.

Make an appearance

  • You should get to the shower, make an appearance.

Make an appointment

  • I’d like to make an appointment with Doctor Evans, please.

Make an arrangement

  • I’m sure we can make an arrangement for that to happen, he said.

Make an attempt

  • Belatedly, I make an attempt to steer the interview back on course.

Make an effort

  • We need to make an effort to do well in this competition.

Make an enquiry

  • I want to make an enquiry about train times.

Make an exception

  • I thought I’d make an exception for family.

Make an excuse

  • I suppose I could make an excuse.

Make an impression

  • It was a big deal, and he wanted to make an impression.

Make an objection

  • The commitee has made serious objections to that plan.

Make an observation

  • Before I conclude, I wish to make an observation.

Make an offer

  • I’ve decided to make an offer on it.

Make an arrangement

  • We could make an arrangement with you, not a special discount.

Make believe

  • Let’s make believe we are doctors.

Make breakfast/lunch/dinner

  • I’m making dinner – it’ll be ready in about ten minutes.

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Collocations with MAKE

…Common Collocations with MAKE…

Make changes

  • We need to make some changes to the schedule.

Make coffee

  • I fell into the habit of making some frothy coffee for my breakfast.

Make contact

  • We’d like to make contact with other schools in the area.

Make ends meet

  • I can’t make ends meet on my small salary.

Make food

  • I did make food for the kids.

Make friends

  • They made friends with the children next door.

Make fun of someone

  • A lot of the comedy now is about making fun of someone.

Make furniture

  • In their spare time, they make furniture.

Make love

  • He refused to make love before they were married.

Make money

  • Jennifer makes enough money to pay her rent and bills.

Make noise

  • Don’t make noise when you eat soup.

Make peace

  • Stop fighting you two – shake hands and make peace !

Make plans

  • We’re making plans to travel to Australia next year.

Make progress

  • We will just be looking to make progress from last year.

Make an effort

  • We need to make an effort to do well in this competition.

Make room

  • I had taken a big painting off the wall to make room.

Make sense

  • They tried to make sense of her mumblings.

Make someone angry/mad/happy/sad

  • You should not make your mother angry.

Make something easy

  • He didn’t make it easy for me to leave.

Make sure

  • Can you make sure we have enough copies of the report for everybody at the meeting?

Make the bed  

  • I make the bed in my bedroom everyday.

Make time

  • It’s important to make time to read toyour children.

Make tracks

  • It’s getting late, Jim – I think we should make tracks.

Make trouble

  • He could make trouble for me if he wanted to.

Make up your mind

  • It’s now or never, so make up your mind.

Make war

  • If you make war on me, I must make war in return.

Make your bed

  • You should make your bed every morning.

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