- v. Rearrange or organize existing people, objects, furniture, belongings, etc., to create space for new objects.
“Then Warthrop opened the chest, just above the leering mouth, using the rib-spreaders to make room for his hand to retrieve the liver, the spleen, the heart, and the lungs, grayish white and oblong like deflated footballs.”
“There were native Lucanians, too, but they had been forced to make room for many Romans over the centuries, as punishment for choosing the losing sidesomething the hard-luck Lucanians had a knack for, from Hannibal to Marius to the Italian Confederacy of the Social War.”
“The largest rooms were on the bottom tier, and with the stepped-back construction, the rooms were not as deep on the second and third levels because they had to make room for the promenades.”
“The Dowler family claims a private investigator working for the paper deleted some of Milly's messages to make room for new messages.”
“We always need to make room for ever-arriving new information.”
“But the captain had found laserpicium there, and tossed enough canvas overboard to make room for twenty amphorae of it.”
“Amma had gotten Seema to let them clean out the adjacent room to make room for Abbu, and Isha and Mateen made a game every night of choosing which room to sleep in.”
“San Pietro in Classis was torn down in the sixteenth century, to make room for fortifications.”
“Twenty-first-century efficiencies somehow make room for more things to do, rather than give you more free time to do them.”
“Ellen Bird looked up at her daughter and scooched back to make room for her.”
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