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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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They stole an amount of cash from the till, juke box, pool table and a gaming machine before making off.
BEIRUT: A masked armed man robbed a branch of Bank of Beirut in the Metn town of Dhour Choueir Thursday afternoon, making off with $8,000, a security source told The Daily Star.
20pm on July 30, removing stones and throwing them at a shed window, damaging it, before making off.
The group, which included boys and girls, launched the attack before making off with the shop's till, cigarettes and a mobile phone.
Several people entered the premises and threatened staff and customers before making off with cash.
04pm on May 27, before making off with petrol worth pounds 58.
15pm on Wednesday, making off in the direction of the Parkfield Estate after his demand for money was met.
The robbers struck about 9pm on Thursday, making off in a gold Vauxhall Cavalier towards Sutton Way.
The float was later found on wasteland near Almond Close and the offender was seen making off towards Violet Close on foot.