make way

verb
get out of the way (Freq. 3)
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make way for the President's motorcade

Hypernyms: ↑move
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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MOVE ASIDE, clear the way, make a space, make room, stand back.
make

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phrasal
1. : to open or give room for passing or entering : yield passage : fall back or move aside
2. : to make progress

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make way see under ↑way1
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Main Entry:make
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make way
1. To make room
2. To advance
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Main Entry:way

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1) allow room for someone or something else

the land is due to be bulldozed to make way for a parking garage

2) chiefly Nautical make progress; travel

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make way
: to create a path or open space so that someone or something can use it

Several houses were torn down to make way for the shopping center.

Make way for the paramedics. [=move aside so that the paramedics can pass through]

Make way! I'm coming through!

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Main Entry:way

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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