make it

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make it (third-person singular simple present makes it, present participle making it, simple past and past participle made it)

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see make,‎ it.
  2. (idiomatic) to reach a place.
    • 2003, Frank P. Baron, What Fish Don't Want You to Know
      I was scrambling to my feet when I saw the car sliding back toward me, having not quite made it to the crest of the hill.
  3. (idiomatic) to survive, to live through something
    • 1980, Will D. Campbell, Brother to a Dragonfly
      Don’t die, pal. You’re gonna make it little buddy. Come on, man. We’re gonna help you, and you’re gonna make it.
  4. (idiomatic) to become famous and successful
    I'm not just going to make it, I'm going to make it big.
  5. (idiomatic) to have sexual intercourse
    • 1993, Vladimir Paral, The Four Sonyas
      ...a fellow who knew how to make every girl happy, but once he’d made it with her didn’t know where to go from there.

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