( make over third-person singular simple present , makes over present participle , making over simple past and past participle ) made over
( idiomatic ) To renovate or to convert to a different use, particularly houses, offices, or rooms within them.
We're going to make over the garage into a guest suite.
( idiomatic ) (of a person, particularly a woman) To create a new physical look, especially with a new hairstyle, cosmetics, or clothes.
Cindy is going to make over Karen tomorrow.
( idiomatic ) (of a career, public image, etc.) To improve upon and/or take in a new direction.
The senator needs to make over his image.
( idiomatic ) To transfer ownership, especially by means of a legal document.
1915, George A. Birmingham, chapter I, in Gossamer ( Project Gutenberg; EBook #24394), London: Methuen & Co., 8 January 2013 (Project Gutenberg version), :
OCLC 558189256 As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish, but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly
make mine over to him if I could.
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