make for

This page is about the phrasal verb make for.

Meaning: to move towards something

Synonym: head for

For example:

  • make for sth If you smell smoke, make for the nearest exit immediately and get outside.

  • make for sth If lightning strikes nearby, make for the nearest building and stay inside until the storm passes.

Quick Quiz:

We were walking in the park when it started to rain, so we made for

a. our rain coats

b. the nearest shelter

c. umbrellas

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