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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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From 2004/05 onwards there have never been more than 6,600 "making off" crimes in a year until now.
"Two males punched him to the head several times during the incident before making off in the company of a female.
The culprit threatened staff before making off with a sum of cash.
They stole an amount of cash from the till, juke box, pool table and a gaming machine before making off. It is thought that the offenders entered the pub through the rear gates and this may have caused some noise.
Thieves entered the site in South Pier between 4pm on May 11 and 4pm on May 14, and stole the black Demon Tornado diesel powered pressure washer before making off.
Summary: 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.
Then they shot dead five guards who were sleeping inside the bank, before making off with the cash, according to LA Times.