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make love

This page is about the collocation make love

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to have sex with someone, esp. someone you love

For example

  • Most people feel a bit nervous before making love for the first time.

  • Young people didn't have much privacy then, so they made love in their cars.

Note:
Saying "make love" is much more polite and romantic than saying "have sex".

Quick Quiz

In most cultures, people are expected to make love

a. in hotels

b. in public

c. in private

Contributor: Matt Errey