make time (third-person singular simple present makes time, present participle making time, simple past and past participle made time)
- (intransitive) To reserve a period of time to do something.
- 1913, D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 2
- "I've done ten dozen this week," she said proudly to Mrs. Morel.
- "T-t-t!" went the other. "I don't know how you can find time."
- "Eh!" said Mrs. Anthony. "You can find time if you make time."
- Let's make time next week to meet again.
- (idiomatic, colloquial) To travel at faster than usual speed.
- We can really make time if we take the freeway.
- We made good time on the flight back because we had a tailwind.
- (idiomatic, colloquial, dated) To spend time with a person in or in pursuit of a romantic relationship.
- He was always trying to make time with Nancy, but she just wasn't interested.
to reserve some time for something