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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb tailor-make:


Definition of the verb tailor-make

What does tailor-make mean as a doing word?


  1. create (clothes) with cloth
    • example: They tailor-make the cape
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonyms of tailor-make: sew / tailor
    • more generic words: fashion / forge = make out of components
    • more specific terms:
      • run up = make by sewing together quickly
      • quilt = create by stitching together
  2. make to specifications

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for tailor-make

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Google previewSimon & Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Dictionary And Reference Book (1999)

by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions

customhouse: 9 toll booth customize: 9 customise; 10 custom-make; 11 tailor-make custom-make: 9 customize; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Technology (2000)

Volume 20 - Supplement 3 by James Swarbrick, James C. Boylan

fall in the "windows" or "categories" of theoretical dosage strength and forms, and large-scale manufacturers cannot cost-effectively tailor-make a medication for a small group of patients and meet the ever-changing needs of a given patient ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Electrochemical Power Sources (2013)

by J├╝rgen Garche, Chris K. Dyer, Patrick T. Moseley, Zempachi Ogumi, David A. J. Rand, Bruno Scrosati

is possible to tailor-make syngas of a desired composition. Until now, the gasification of coal has focused predominantly on chemical synthesis (as discussed above), but there is growing interest in its use for more efficient and cleaner ...

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Quotes about tailor-make

I've got the luxury to tailor make the songs so I can sing them. (Glenn Tipton)
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