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verb (intr, preposition)
to head towards, esp in haste
to prepare to attack
to help to bring aboutyour cooperation will make for the success of our project
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Other Idioms and Phrases with make for
Have or cause to have a particular effect; also, help promote or further. For example, That letter of yours will make for hard feelings in the family, or This system makes for better communication. [Early 1500s]
Go toward, as in They turned around and made for home. This usage originated in the late 1500s, but was not widely used until the 1800s. Also see made for.
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