Make up

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Definition

to make up (a story): to invent, to devise, to improvise, to create (a story)
verb

(Women) make up (52% of the vote): (Women) form, represent, constitute, are (52% of the vote)
idiom

Examples

  • "Bruno : Okay Leonard, when you talk about "the people", and "the workers", and your "comrades", you do realize that union members make up just 1.3 percent of the staff at Delavigne?"
  • "Listen, I really don't have time to speak to him right now, can't you just make up some sort of excuse to stop him from calling?"

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