make up (1)
This page is about the phrasal verb make up (1)
to invent a story or think of an explanation for something
think up, invent
- make up sth Rebecca's teacher says that she's very good at making up stories.
- make sth up Gary admitted that the story wasn't true. He'd made the whole thing up.
Nouns often used as objects with make up (1): story, excuse, explanation
Contributor: Matt Errey