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v. 1) to create something. 2) to sign a check, promissory note, bill of exchange or some other note which guarantees, promises or orders payment of money. (See: maker, check, promissory note, bill of exchange)

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TO MAKE. English law. To perform or execute; as to make his law, is to perform that law which a man had bound himself to do; that is, to clear himself of an action commenced against him, by his oath, and the oaths of his neighbors. Old Nat. Br. 161. To make default, is to fail to appear in proper time. To make oath, is to swear according to the form prescribed by law.

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One potential problem with the VPO prototype was the need to continuously adapt software as rules, samples, or build tools changed.
In just five months, the open source community has succeeded in making software development tools, including the GNU C compiler and Binary Build Tools, comply with the x86-64 standard for software, e.g.
"Increasingly, this includes manufacturers, who have to build tools and products for which no traditional engineering drawing exists.
Formulated as a companion product for the division's Ren Shape-Express 2000 machinable moldmaking material, the Ren MEZ epoxy offers prototypers and injection molders the ability to quickly build tools by means of casting, machining, or a combination of both, the manufacturer reports.
With a Minecraft-style crafting and scavenging system, you'll direct him to build tools and other equipment to fend off sharp-toothed foes, collect food and erect fortifications in order to avoid going hungry.
The kinds of tools he covers are tools for tracking versions of files, build tools, bug tracking tools, and tools for creating documentation.