HyperDic: make_it

English > 3 senses of the expression make it:
VERBstativemake it, survive, pull through, pull round, come throughcontinue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)
socialmake it, arrive, get in, go farsucceed in a big way
socialmake it, passgo successfully through a test or a selection process
English > make it: 3 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningContinue in existence after (an adversity, etc.).
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelThe business is going to make it
Synonymssurvive, pull through, pull round, come through
Entailsrecuperate, recover, convalesceget over an illness or shock
Broaderget the better of, overcome, defeatwin a victory over
Oppositesuccumb, yieldBe fatally overwhelmed
Spanishsobrevivir, superar
Catalansobreviure, superar
English > make it: 3 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningsucceed in a big way; get to the top.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example "I don't know whether I can make it in science!"
Synonymsarrive, get in, go far
Broadersucceed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goodsattain success or reach a desired goal / goal
Spanishllegar a
English > make it: 3 senses > verb 3, social
Meaninggo successfully through a test or a selection process.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonympass
Caused bypassAccept or judge as acceptable
Narrowerbreeze through, ace, pass with flying colors, sweep through, sail through, nailsucceed at easily
Broadersucceed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goodsattain success or reach a desired goal / goal
Oppositefail, flunk, bomb, flush itfail to get a passing grade
Spanishaprobar

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