make merry

make merry
verb
celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities
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The members of the wedding party made merry all night

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Let's whoop it up—the boss is gone!

Syn:
Derivationally related forms:
wassailer (for: ↑wassail), ↑jollification (for: ↑jollify), ↑merrymaking, ↑racket (for: ↑racket), ↑revel (for: ↑revel), ↑reveller (for: ↑revel), ↑revelry (for: ↑revel)
Hypernyms: ↑celebrate, ↑fete
Hyponyms: ↑carouse, ↑roister, ↑riot
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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HAVE FUN, have a good time, enjoy oneself, have a party, celebrate, carouse, feast, eat, drink, and be merry, revel, roister; informal party, have a ball.
merry

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make good, make light of, make little of, make love to, make merry see under ↑good, etc.
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Main Entry:make
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make merry
1. To be festive
2. To indulge in lively enjoyment
3. To turn to ridicule (with with or over)
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Main Entry:merry

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enjoy oneself with others, esp. by dancing and drinking

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make merry — see merry
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Main Entry:make
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make merry
old-fashioned : to have fun and enjoy yourself by eating, drinking, dancing, etc.

They made merry throughout the night.

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Main Entry:merry

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make ˈmerry idiom
(old-fashioned) to enjoy yourself by singing, laughing, drinking, etc.
Main entry:merryidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • make merry — I m afraid we may have made merry a bit too long last night Syn: have fun, have a good time, enjoy oneself, have a party, celebrate, carouse, feast, ‘eat, drink, and be merry, ’ revel, roister; informal party, have a ball …   Thesaurus of popular words

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