to make sth up

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Phrasal verbs | 0 comments

to make sth up

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Phrasal verbs | 0 comments

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Language: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)  //  Accent: North America

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Language: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)  //  Accent: North America

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I wasn't to go to so I excuse about work.

I wasn't in the to go to the so I made an excuse about to work.

About the sentence

to make sth up

to make something up = to invent or create a story or an excuse. 

This might be for harmless reasons (e.g. making up a story for a child), but it could also be to deceive or trick someone.


If you are not in the mood for something, then you don't feel like doing it, or don't really want to do it. e.g. I'm not in the mood for a big night out, can we stay in instead?

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  • When was the last time you made up an excuse to avoid doing something?

  • When you were a child, did you ever make up games to play? Can you remember any of them?

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