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make it up

make it up(
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to invent it)
a. inventarlo
This is a really interesting story. - Thanks. I'm making it up as I go along.Este relato es muy interesante. - Gracias. Lo estoy inventando mientras lo cuento.
2. (to compensate for it)
a. compensarlo
I forgot to go to my daughter's school play and I don't know how to make it up to her.Se me olvidó ir a la obra escolar de mi hija y no sé cómo compensárselo.
b. recuperarlo
I lost a lot of work time when I was sick, and now I am struggling to make it up.Perdí mucho tiempo de trabajo cuando estaba enferma, y ahora me cuesta recuperarlo.
3. (to prepare it)
a. prepararlo
Your order got lost in the kitchen, but we're making it up now. Enjoy this free appetizer while you wait.Se perdió su pedido en la cocina, pero ya lo preparamos. Disfruten de esta entrada gratis mientras esperan.
b. hacerlo
Have you made your bed? - No, I'll make it up now.¿Has hecho tu cama? - No, ya la hago.
c. elaborarlo
I left my shopping list at home. I'll have to make it up from memory.Dejé mi lista de compras en casa. Tengo que elaborarla de memoria.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
4. (imperative)
a. invéntalo
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
I didn't have time to plan the lecture for my class that starts in five minutes. - Make it up. It will be fine.No tuve tiempo de planear la lección para mi clase que empieza en cinco minutos. - Invéntala. Estará bien.
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