To work, play, travel, etc, very fast to compensate for a slow start (1774+)
Also, make up ground. Hurry to compensate for wasted time, as in They married late but hoped to make up for lost time, or We’re behind in the schedule, and we’ll just have to make up ground as best we can. The first term was first recorded in 1774; the variant dates from the late 1800s.
[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 […]
[meyk-weyt] /ˈmeɪkˌweɪt/ noun 1. something put in a scale to complete a required . 2. anything added to supply a lack. /ˈmeɪkˌweɪt/ noun 1. something put on a scale to make up a required weight 2. an unimportant person or thing added to make up a lack n. also make-weight, 1690s, “small quantity of something […]
[meyk-wurk] /ˈmeɪkˌwɜrk/ noun 1. work, usually of little importance, created to keep a person from being idle or unemployed. “busy-work, activity of no value,” 1913 (adj.); 1937 (n.), American English, from the verbal expression to make work (see make (v.) + work (n.)). A big fire devoured a street; “It will make work,” I heard […]
[muh-key-uh f-kuh; Russian muh-kye-yif-kuh] /məˈkeɪ əf kə; Russian mʌˈkyɛ yɪf kə/ noun 1. a city in SE Ukraine, N of the Sea of Azov. /Russian maˈkjejɪfkə/ noun 1. a city in SE Ukraine: coal-mining centre. Pop: 380 000 (2005 est)