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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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"When he behaves in such a laddish way, we make love once a week rather than every night and Damien has to use all his powers of persuasion to get me into bed.
When we eventually started to make love I thought I was going to explode.
He is far more relaxed and wants to make love all the time.
But it didn't mean anything - Richard is the one I want to be with and I prove that by wanting to make love to him all the time.
Leah: STEVE must have an extremely short- term memory or be too embarrassed to admit it because we have both talked about wanting to make love on a golf course with everyone watching.
Nicci, 21, says they are also confident enough now to make love in the most unlikely places.
Elena said: "All three of us took our clothes off and Mick began to make love to me while the other girl just sat on the floor watching.