Phrasal verbs with DO and MAKE
Do away with – to get rid of something or stop using something, put an end to something
This bleach will do away with any stains on white clothes.
I did away with my tablet to make more time for the family.
The death penalty has been done away with many years ago.
Do over – to do something again
Mary had to do the assignment over, because the teacher saw her copy it from a friend.
Do up – to fasten something or repair/improve
John did up his coat, as he felt it was getting cold.
The Whites have been doing up their summer cottage for three months.
Do without – to manage without something
Everyone in Amy’s class has a car, but she can do without it, she lives close by.
Do in – to kill, tire or exhaust
The thief threatened to do him in if he went to the police.
This fitness class has really done me in, I’m exhausted.
Make after – to chase someone or something
After I noticed a pickpocket stole my wallet, I quickly made after him.
Make away with – to steal something
Jack’s house was broken into, the robbers made away with a flat screen TV.
Make for – head in a certain direction
The students made for the exit once the bell rang.
Make off – to leave quickly, in order to escape or after doing something wrong
The children made off with the cookies when they heard their mom coming into the kitchen.
Make out – to understand something
It was so loud in the room that I couldn’t make out what he was saying.
Make up – to write or say something that is not true or invent something
His story about traveling to Spain is made up, he has never left the country.
Make up for – to compensate for something bad with something good
No amount of flowers will make up for what you did, you betrayed my trust.
Make up to – to do something good for someone who you have done something bad to in the past, or who you disappointed
Sorry I couldn’t come to your party, I will make it up to you.
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