English - Phrasal Verbs (make)

Choose the most appropriate option to complete the sentence given below. You won't ___________ lost time by studying all night. You won't be able to concentrate on the exam tomorrow. A) Make up B) make out C) make for D) make out (that) F) make up for

Answer

You won't make up for lost time by studying all night. You won't be able to concentrate on the exam tomorrow.

Tú no recuperarás el tiempo perdido estudiando toda la noche. No serás capaz de concentrarte en el examen mañana.

Extra examples & explanation:

Some meanings

Algunos significados

Make up --> (1) To prepare something by putting different parts together. (2) To invent a story or piece of information in order to deceive people.

(1) Preparar/montar/ensamblar algo poniendo diferentes partes juntas

(2) Inventar una historia o una información para engañar a la gente.

  • (1) She made up this chair. Ella montó esta silla.

  • (2) The child lied to his mother. He made up a story to avoid being punished. El niño mintió a su madre. Se inventó una historia para evitar ser castigado.

Make out --> To see, hear or understand something with difficulty.

Ver, oír o entender algo con dificultad

  • They could just make out the speech. Ellos apenas pudieron entender/descifrar la charla

Make for --> To move towards something.

Moverse hacia algo.

  • As soon as the conference finished, we made for the exit. Tan pronto como la conferencia terminó, nos fuimos hacia la salida (más literal: nos movimos hacia la salida)

Make out (that) --> To pretend

Disimular, fingir

  • I didn't want to go to the school so I made out I was ill. No quería ir al colegio así que me hice el enfermo / fingí que estaba enfermo.

Make up for lost time--> To work more quickly because something has prevented you from doing your work

Trabajar más rápidamente debido a que algo te ha impedido hacer tu trabajo.

  • As I have been really busy these last days, I have had to work all night to make up for lost time. Como he estado realmente ocupado estos días, he tenido que trabajar toda la noche para recuperar el tiempo perdido.

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