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  • 1 make merry — {v. phr.}, {literary} To have fun, laugh, and be happy, * /In Aesop s fable the grasshopper made merry while the ant worked and saved up food./ * /In the Bible story a rich man ate and drank and made merry./ …

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  • 2 make merry — {v. phr.}, {literary} To have fun, laugh, and be happy, * /In Aesop s fable the grasshopper made merry while the ant worked and saved up food./ * /In the Bible story a rich man ate and drank and made merry./ …

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  • 3 make merry — ► make merry indulge in merriment. Main Entry: ↑merry …

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  • 4 make merry — verb celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities The members of the wedding party made merry all night Let s whoop it up the boss is gone! • Syn: ↑revel, ↑racket, ↑make whoopie, ↑make happy, ↑whoop it up, ↑ …

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  • 5 make merry — have fun, laugh and celebrate We decided to go to a nice restaurant and make merry for the evening …

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  • 6 make\ merry — v. phr. literary To have fun, laugh, and be happy, In Aesop s fable the grasshopper made merry while the ant worked and saved up food. In the Bible story a rich man ate and drank and made merry …

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  • 7 make merry — I m afraid we may have made merry a bit too long last night Syn: have fun, have a good time, enjoy oneself, have a party, celebrate, carouse, feast, ‘eat, drink, and be merry, ’ revel, roister; informal party, have a ball …

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  • 8 make merry — indulge in merriment. → merry …

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  • 9 make merry — Synonyms and related words: beat the drum, blow the trumpet, carouse, celebrate, commemorate, cut loose, debauch, dress ship, fire a salute, hallow, hell around, hold jubilee, honor, jollify, jolly, jubilate, jubilize, keep, lark, let go, let… …

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  • 10 make merry — verb To enjoy oneself in a jolly and festive manner …

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  • 11 make merry — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. frolic, revel, enjoy; see enjoy oneself , play 1 …

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  • 12 make merry — Feast, be jovial, be joyful …

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  • 13 To make merry — Merry Mer ry, a. [Compar. {Merrier}; superl. {Merriest}.] [OE. merie, mirie, murie, merry, pleasant, AS. merge, myrige, pleasant; cf. murge, adv.; prob. akin to OHG. murg, short, Goth. gama[ u]rgjan to shorten; cf. L. murcus a coward, who cuts… …

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  • 14 To make merry — make make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {made} (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {making}.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. {Match} an equal.] 1. To… …

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  • 15 Merry — Mer ry, a. [Compar. {Merrier}; superl. {Merriest}.] [OE. merie, mirie, murie, merry, pleasant, AS. merge, myrige, pleasant; cf. murge, adv.; prob. akin to OHG. murg, short, Goth. gama[ u]rgjan to shorten; cf. L. murcus a coward, who cuts off his… …

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  • 16 Merry dancers — Merry Mer ry, a. [Compar. {Merrier}; superl. {Merriest}.] [OE. merie, mirie, murie, merry, pleasant, AS. merge, myrige, pleasant; cf. murge, adv.; prob. akin to OHG. murg, short, Goth. gama[ u]rgjan to shorten; cf. L. murcus a coward, who cuts… …

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  • 17 Merry men — Merry Mer ry, a. [Compar. {Merrier}; superl. {Merriest}.] [OE. merie, mirie, murie, merry, pleasant, AS. merge, myrige, pleasant; cf. murge, adv.; prob. akin to OHG. murg, short, Goth. gama[ u]rgjan to shorten; cf. L. murcus a coward, who cuts… …

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  • 18 make — make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {made} (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {making}.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. {Match} an equal.] 1. To cause to …

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  • 19 merry — ► ADJECTIVE (merrier, merriest) 1) cheerful and lively. 2) Brit. informal slightly drunk. ● make merry Cf. ↑make merry DERIVATIVES merrily a …

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  • 20 merry — [mer′ē] adj. merrier, merriest [ME mery < OE myrge, pleasing, agreeable, akin to OHG murgi, short < IE base * mreĝhu , *mrĝhu , short > Gr brachys, L brevis, short: basic sense “lasting a short time, seeming brief”] 1. full of fun and… …

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