A phrasal verb is a verb which contains a verb and at least one preposition.
Examples: "set up" "bring about" "look out"
"Make" is a word which, with various prepositions, forms many phrasal verbs. You will see that some "make" phrasal verbs have more than one meaning.
|make for||go towards a place||The sea was very rough, so they decided to make for the harbour.|
|make out||pretend||When the police arrived, the robbers made out that they were delivering supplies.|
|make out||see or hear clearly||You must speak more clearly. I can't make out what you're saying.|
|make out a cheque||write a cheque||I made out a cheque for £50.|
|make...into||transform or change||I made the room into a nursery.|
Here are some more phrasal verbs. Some have more than one meaning.
|make off||escape||The boys threw a stone through the window and then made off.|
|make off with||steal something and escape with it.||The man stole the necklace and made off with it..|
|make up||invent a story or lie||I made up that story. I didn't want to tell him the truth.|
|make up||become friends again after an argument.||The two boys fought, but then the teacher came and the boys made up.|
|make up your mind||decide||He made up his mind to buy a new car.|
|make up for||compensate for||He was nasty this morning, but he made up for it by cooking the dinner this evening.|