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mail, get off
send via the postal service; "I'll mail you the check tomorrow"

make a clean breast of, own up, fess up
admit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error; "the writer of the anonymous letter owned up after they identified his handwriting"

make out
comprehend; "I cannot make out what this politician is saying"

make out
imply or suggest; "Your remarks make me out to be stupid"

make out
try to establish; "She made out that she know nothing about the crime"

make sense, add up
be reasonable or logical or comprehensible

make up
apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier; "She makes herself up every morning"

make up
devise or compose; "This designer makes up our Spring collections"

make up, catch up with
make up work that was missed due to absence at a later point; "I have to make up a French exam"; "Can I catch up with the material or is it too late?"

make, make up
put in order or neaten; "make the bed"; "make up a room"

mark down
reduce the price of

mark off, mark out
set boundaries to and delimit; "mark out the territory"

mark up
increase the price of

mask, block out
shield from light

massage, rub down, knead
manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes; "She rubbed down her child with a sponge"

max out
reach a maximum; "I maxed out on all my credit cards"

mean, intend, signify, stand for
denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means"

measure, mensurate, measure out
determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of; "Measure the length of the wall"

meet, encounter, play, take on
contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary"

meet, get together
get together socially or for a specific purpose

meet, run into, encounter, run across, come across, see
come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!"

meeting, get together
a small informal social gathering; "there was an informal meeting in my living room"

mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer
make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

mess, mess up
make a mess of or create disorder in; "He messed up his room"

mill, mill about, mill around
move about in a confused manner

mire, bog down
cause to get stuck as if in a mire; "The mud mired our cart"

moor, berth, tie up
secure in or as if in a berth or dock; "tie up the boat"

mope, mope around
move around slowly and aimlessly

mount, put on
prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance; "mount a theater production"; "mount an attack"; "mount a play"

move over, give way, give, ease up, yield
move in order to make room for someone for something; "The park gave way to a supermarket"; "`Move over,' he told the crowd"

mow, cut down
cut with a blade or mower; "mow the grass"

muffle, mute, dull, damp, dampen, tone down
deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, polish off, remove
kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"

muscle into
force one's way; "He muscled into the union"

muster, rally, summon, come up, muster up
gather or bring together; "muster the courage to do something"; "she rallied her intellect"; "Summon all your courage"

mutilate, mangle, cut up
destroy or injure severely; "The madman mutilates art work"







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