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verb (tr, preposition)

to interpret as the meaning ofwhat do you make of this news?
to produce or construct fromhouses made of brick
make little of or make nothing of
  1. not to understand
  2. to attribute little or no importance to
  3. to gain little or no benefit from
make much of or make a lot of
  1. (used with a negative) to make sense ofhe couldn't make much of her babble
  2. to give importance to
  3. to gain benefit from
  4. to pay flattering attention tothe reporters made much of the film star

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