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make

How to sign: prepare for eating by applying heat
"Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please";

cook in BSL Watch how to sign cook in British Sign Language
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Ready in BSL Watch how to sign Ready in British Sign Language
Ready - National Deaf Children's Society
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prepare in BSL Watch how to sign prepare in British Sign Language
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ready in BSL Watch how to sign ready in British Sign Language
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cook in BSL Watch how to sign cook in British Sign Language
cook
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ready in BSL Watch how to sign ready in British Sign Language
ready
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fix in BSL Watch how to sign fix in British Sign Language
fix
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Cook in BSL Watch how to sign Cook in British Sign Language
Cook - Nathanael Farley
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Fix in BSL Watch how to sign Fix in British Sign Language
Fix - Nathanael Farley
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Similiar / Same: ready, cook, prepare, fix

Categories: create from raw material, create from raw stuff

Within this category: preserve, dress, put on, devil, precook, whip up, concoct, lard

make

How to sign: organize or be responsible for
"hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course";

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make in BSL Watch how to sign make in British Sign Language
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make-2 in BSL Watch how to sign make-2 in British Sign Language
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have in BSL Watch how to sign have in British Sign Language
have - Karl O'Keeffe More details
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Make in BSL Watch how to sign Make in British Sign Language
Make
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have in BSL Watch how to sign have in British Sign Language
have
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Make in BSL Watch how to sign Make in British Sign Language
Make - Nathanael Farley
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Similiar / Same: hold, give, have, throw

Categories: direct

make

How to sign: engage in
"make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution";

do in BSL Watch how to sign do in British Sign Language
do in BSL Watch how to sign do in British Sign Language
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do in BSL Watch how to sign do in British Sign Language
Do in BSL Watch how to sign Do in British Sign Language
Do - Nathanael Farley
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Similiar / Same: do

Within this category: overdo

make

How to sign: make or cause to be or to become
"make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor";

create in BSL Watch how to sign create in British Sign Language
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See also: remake, refashion, redo, cook up, invent, make over, fabricate, manufacture, make up

Similiar / Same: create

Within this category: beget, reproduce, regenerate, clear, distill, derive, froth, lay down, puncture, twine, cleave, track, institute, short-circuit, re-create, generate, originate, give, bring, raise, create by mental act, create, realize, cause, establish, put on, bear, create from raw material, construct, build, assemble, style, strike, copy, create verbally, compose, choreograph, direct, film, film-make, recreate, offset, scrape, produce, produce, press, prepare, cut, cut, raise, beat, arouse, incorporate, form, bring about

make

How to sign: earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
"How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month";

earn in BSL Watch how to sign earn in British Sign Language
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Earn in BSL Watch how to sign Earn in British Sign Language
Earn - Nathanael Farley
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Similiar / Same: earn, realise, pull in, bring in, realize, gain, take in, clear

Categories: get, acquire

Within this category: eke out, profit, rake off, take home, rake in, gross, yield

make

How to sign: make by combining materials and parts
"this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer";

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build in BSL Watch how to sign build in British Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: construct, build

Categories: make, create

Within this category: customize, revet, lock, wattle, frame, rebuild, groin, cantilever, raise, corduroy, channelize

make

How to sign: reach a destination, either real or abstract
"We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts";

arrive at in BSL Watch how to sign arrive at in British Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: reach, arrive at, attain, gain, hit

Within this category: catch up, scale, breast, access, peak, bottom out, top out, summit, top, make, find, culminate, get through, ground

make

How to sign: eliminate urine
"Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug";

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Similiar / Same: pass water, wee-wee, wee, spend a penny, take a leak, relieve oneself, make water, pee-pee, pee, piss, micturate, piddle, urinate, puddle

Categories: excrete, egest, eliminate, pass

Within this category: wet, stale

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