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- v. To spend more time and energy on some task than it warrants; to make something overly complicated.
- v. To eat something as a meal.
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She could make a meal of sun-dried fish or a bed in the snow; yet she teased them with tantalizing details of many-course dinners, and caused strange internal dissensions to arise at the mention of various quondam dishes which they had well-nigh forgotten.
I will go every Saturday night and make a meal of a large salted popcorn and deep drinking-fountain slurps.