make-up

'make-up
make|up [ˈmeıkʌp] n
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1¦(for your face)¦
2¦(people in a group)¦
3¦(character)¦
4¦(test)¦
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1.) ¦(FOR YOUR FACE)¦[U]
coloured substances that are put on your face to improve or change your appearance
I don't usually wear much make-up .
Her hair looked untidy, and she had no make-up on .
I'm just putting my make-up on , then I'll be ready.
girls in heavy make-up
Don't you ever wear eye make-up ?
make up atmake1
2.) ¦(PEOPLE IN A GROUP)¦ [singular]
the make-up of a group or team is the combination of people that are in it
make-up of
I don't think we should change the make-up of the team.
3.) ¦(CHARACTER)¦
sb's make-up
the qualities that a person has, which form their character
Pride has always been an important part of his make-up.
sb's genetic/psychological make-up
a possible link between genetic make-up and criminal behaviour
4.) ¦(TEST)¦ also make-up test
AmE a test that you take in school when you were not able to take a previous test
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COLLOCATES for sense 1
wear make-up
have make-up on (=be wearing make-up)
put on/apply make-up
do your make-up (=put on your make-up)
heavy make-up (=a lot of make-up)
eye make-up
stage make-up (=make-up that actors wear in plays)
make-up artist/man/woman (=someone who helps actors put on make-up)
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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