make any sense of

make any sense of
make (any) sense of
: to understand (something)

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Main Entry:sense

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  • make sense of — 1. To understand 2. To see the purpose in, or explanation of • • • Main Entry: ↑sense * * * find meaning or coherence in she must try to make sense of what was going on * * * make (any) sense of : to understand (something) …   Useful english dictionary

  • sense — sense1 W1S1 [sens] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: sens, from Latin sensus, from sentire to feel ] 1.) a feeling about something sense of ▪ Afterwards I felt a great sense of relief. ▪ She has a strong sense of loyalty …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sense — I n. judgment 1) to display, show sense 2) common, good, horse (colloq.) sense 3) a grain of sense 4) the sense to + inf. (they don t have the sense to admit defeat) 5) (misc.) to bring smb. to her/his senses; to come to one s senses; to take… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • sense — 1 /sens/ noun JUDGMENT/UNDERSTANDING 1 (U) good understanding and judgment, especially about practical things: have the sense to do sth: You should have had the sense to turn off the electricity before touching the wires. see also: common sense 2 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • make sense — verb be reasonable or logical or comprehensible (Freq. 9) • Syn: ↑add up • Hypernyms: ↑be • Verb Frames: Something s It s that CLAUSE * * * be intelligible, jus …   Useful english dictionary

  • sense*/*/*/ — [sens] noun I 1) [U] a reasonable way of thinking about something or doing something They must have had the sense to park the car in the shade.[/ex] There s no sense in going ahead until the costs have been agreed.[/ex] 2) [C] a feeling or belief …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • make sense — to be reasonable. This deal clearly makes sense in the long term. Usage notes: often used with words that describe amounts, like some, much, or any: Her idea doesn t make any sense …   New idioms dictionary

  • sense — 1. noun /sɛns/ a) One of the methods for a living being to gather data about the world; sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste. a sense of security b) A general conscious awareness …   Wiktionary

  • sense — n 1 *sensation, feeling, sensibility Analogous words: awareness, consciousness, cognizance (see corresponding adjectives at AWARE): perception, *discernment, discrimination, penetration 2 Sense, common sense, good sense, horse sense, gumption,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Make It Better Later — Origin York, North Yorkshire, England Genres Pop punk, Dweeb Ska Years active 2005–2010 Labels Periphony Records Party House Media …   Wikipedia

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