a strait between Borneo and Sulawesi (Celebes): naval engagement between the Allied and the Japanese 1942.
[mah-kuh-tee] /ˌmɑ kəˈti/ noun 1. a city in Luzon, in the Philippines, east of Manila.
[meyk] /meɪk/ verb (used with object), made, making. 1. to bring into existence by shaping or changing material, combining parts, etc.: to make a dress; to make a channel; to make a work of art. 2. to produce; cause to exist or happen; bring about: to make trouble; to make war. 3. to cause to […]
- Make a beeline for
Go straight to, as in He made a beeline for the refreshments. In this expression, beeline means “the shortest distance between two points,” alluding to the route of worker bees bringing nectar and pollen back to the hive. [ c. 1830 ]
- Make a believer out of someone
verb phrase To convince someone, esp by forceful or harsh means: I never worried about it much, but that one wreck made a believer out of me (1960s+)