On the make

On the make
Make Make, n. Structure, texture, constitution of parts; construction; shape; form. [1913 Webster]

It our perfection of so frail a make As every plot can undermine and shake? --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{On the make}, (a) bent upon making great profits; greedy of gain. [Low, U. S.] (b) seeking higher social status or a higher employment position. (c) seeking a sexual partner; looking for sexual adventure. [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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