Proceed rapidly, as in We have to make time if we don't want to miss the first part of the movie. This usage alludes to compensating for lost time. [First half of 1800s] Also see make good time.
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How to use make time in a sentence
What to do: Listen to your body when you feel tired or drained and make time for rest and extra sleep.
For he can always lose himself in the act of writing and make time vanish.
December 9: Newt, now the frontrunner, continues to make time to make money.The Song of Newt Gingrich: From Longshot To Hotshot To No Shot | | April 26, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Whenever she was in London—staying always at the Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane—she would make time to see them.
Because manually transferring one entire network to another site is a project most users would never make time for.
The life imposed on the tenement-house mother does not make time an element in adjustment of her day, still less of her week.The Leaven in a Great City | Lillian William Betts
Here was where we could make time, and here the Tree People gave up and returned to their forest.Before Adam | Jack London
"She knows perfectly well she's going to make time," thought Val, and then—oh, dear!The Open Question | Elizabeth Robins
Afterwards, we'll take a few photographs and then throw this ship into high and really make time.Islands of Space | John W Campbell
They make time the sleeping partner of their lives to accomplish what ought to be achieved by their own will.Endymion | Benjamin Disraeli