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1

Allow room for passage, move aside, as in Please make way for the wheelchair. This expression was first recorded about 1200.

2

Also, make way for. Leave room for a successor or substitute, as in It's time he retired and made way for some younger professor. [Mid-1700s]

3

Progress, advance, as in Is this enterprise making way? [Late 1500s] For a synonym, see make headway.

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