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  • verb transitive to constitute; to compose; to form
  • verb transitive to compensate, fill in or catch up
  • verb transitive to invent, imagine, or concoct (a story, claim, etc.)
  • verb transitive, cooking to assemble, or mix
  • verb transitive to apply cosmetics or makeup
  • verb intransitive to resolve, forgive or smooth over an argument or fight
  • verb To overcome a disadvantage


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