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make

1. Bridge the contract to be played
2. Cards a player's turn to shuffle

make

[′māk]
(electricity)
Closing of relay, key, or other contact.

Make

(programming, tool)
The Unix tool to automate the recompilation, linking etc. of programs, taking account of the interdependencies of modules and their modification times. Make reads instructions from a "makefile" which specifies a set of targets to be built, the files they depend on and the commands to execute in order to produce them.

Most C systems come with a make. There is also one produce by GNU.

["Make - A Program for Maintaining Computer Programs", A.I. Feldman, TR No 57, Bell Labs Apr 1977].

make

A developer's "build" utility that causes a program to be compiled, tested, packaged and deployed. It executes a file of commands (the "makefile") that identifies the files in the project and the tasks to be performed. Stemming from the Unix world, variations for Windows and other platforms have been developed. See build and Ant.
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It is long past time for real leadership in the Klamath - leadership that puts forward solutions to achieve real-world balance in the basin, instead of playing make-believe to appease a few powerful interests at the expense of fish, wildlife, taxpayers and the many communities dependent upon the Klamath's invaluable resources.
Developmental psychologist Dr Nadja Reissland, a senior lecturer at Durham University, points out that while children do indeed love make-believe play, as the research asked what play adults and children remembered liking best, make-believe would probably have been more memorable than other activities, even for modern children.
I love that the world of make-believe lives so darn close to the real one.
THIS young couple experienced a Gretna Green-style wedding in March 1934 - but it was only make-believe.
Boyd said he had blurred the lines between reality and make-believe as he assumed a character called Buho, a Shaman, or magical elf, in the Shadowrun game, he said at his trial last month.
We are hard men for hard times, and we want hard make-believe conundrums.
The last condition is young children's engagement in well-developed make-believe play.
It's a make-believe story, based on a theory that is a tautology, with no proof in the scientist's laboratory or the fossil record--and that's after 150 years of very determined looking.
Nothing says make-believe better, and the day a grand new theater came to town, April 10, 1926, was a great day for Sarasota.
His latest exhibition, "Expedition," though also the visible manifestation of an elaborate fiction, this time a make-believe safari, also suggests that Zaiser is on an excursion along his own artistic frontier.
Whether LeRoy is gay, female, transgender, or just make-believe, San Francisco LGBT youth say they feel they've been duped.