1. to invent
to invent an excuse
What would you like to invent?
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We must devise some means of escape.
He was asked to devise a new sport.
they devised a clever way
t may be the most important piece of machinery ever devised.
She devised a method for quicker communications between offices.
Yet this is also an opportunity to devise new solutions to the new problems.
The cartoon characters Snoopy and Charlie Brown were devised by Charles M. Schultz.
If an error occuts in the code, you must devise a solution.
devise a plan, system, or machine
Tell your mom about this genius shit you have just devised in your head.
Lewis devised a method for drawing structures
we can devise learning algorithms which...
The soldiers devised a way to cross the river into enemy territory without being seen
They had devised a plan to prevent competitors form stealing their technology.
3. come up with
I've come up with a brilliant idea. Let's all go on holiday together! / 2. Two spies could come up with a better excuse than that. / 3. You'll have to come up with something more original than that.
come up with an excuse
Trying to distract attention from significant issues, politicians come up with substitute topics.
As I do not want to list all the conditions in a test name I try to come up with some business definition that would suggest others what is necessary in the particular scenario for positive validation
Is that the best you can come up with?
It was a bit difficult to come up with this idea.
i need to come up with some money. he always comming up with the new ideas.
I wonder who first come up with the idea of wearing seatbelts in cars.
After a long discussion we've come up with a solution which might turn out effective.
The factory manager asked all the employees to see if they could come up with some ideas as to how the problem could be solved.
if you're not prepared to be wrong you'll never come up with anything original
Scientists have come up with proof that people can't live without animals.
I think he's going to propose an idea he come up with.
I'm trying to come up with a way to make my room look better without spending a lot of money.
She arrived late and she had to come up with an excuse.
4. make up
Some emploees make up excuses when they arrive late for work.
Do you ever make up excuses to avoid doing things you don't want to do?
i can't make up with her
Later I wished I had written to him to make up
Canadians make up only 40% of the class, the other students are from other countries.
When we have an argument we always make up quickly.
I hope we'll make up after this argument.
She is good at making up stories./ Let's make up and not quarrel!/ Make up your mind!/ I will have to bring her a bar of chocolate to make up for my silly joke.
Elements of design include the various aspects that make up spaces and materials.
Children under the age of 15 make up nearly half of the country's population.
become friends again after a quarrel/I think you should make up.
Teachers hate when kids make up excuses.
If you were going to the cinema with a friend and he discovered that he hadn't enough money with him, would you be willing to make up the difference for him?
Women make up two-fifths of the British labour force.
5. think up
We'd better think up a good excuse for being so late.
Just give him five minutes and he’ll think up an excuse.