Sexual DictionaryDictionary of the F-Word

make love to:

1. To flirt , to woo someone. See: make-love .

2. Or: make-love-with , to have sexual-intercourse with (someone). See copulation for synonyms.


(1) Gaston (Louis Jordan) to Gigi (Leslie Caron) in Gigi (1958): ' The only people who make-love all the time are liars .'

(2) Mrs. Flax (Cher) to her daughter Charlotte (Winona Ryder) learning to drive in Mermaids (1990): ' Charlotte, you drive like old people make-love .'

(3) Dolworth (Burt Lancaster) in The Professionals (1966): ' Do you realise people are the only animals who make-love face to face .'

(4) Barbara (Kathleen Turner) and Gavin (Danny DeVito) in The War of the Roses (1989):
-- Barbara Rose: 'Have you ever made angry love?'
-- Gavin D'Amato: 'Is there any other way?'

(5) Shyster lawyer Roland T. Flakfizer (John Torturo) flirting with the wealthy and older Mrs. Lilian Oglethorpe (Nancy Marchand) in Brain Donors (1992):
-- Roland: ' Mrs. Oglethorpe, you look wonderful. I could make-love to you right here and now .'
-- Lilian: ' Roland, please! Let's keep this on a professional level .'
-- Roland: ' Very well then. I'll charge you fifty bucks a pop .'

(6) Harris B . Telemaker (Steve Martin) going away for the weekend with the much younger and not too bright SanDeE (Sarah Jessica Parker) in L.A. Story (1991):
-- Harris: ' SanDeE, I think it should just be a vacation , good friends. I don't think we should make-love . All right? '
-- SanDeE: ' OK. We'll just have-sex .'

(7) Regina (Mimi Rogers) telling prison guard Collin Reeve (Billy Zane) about the husband she killed accidentally in Reflections in the Dark (1995): ' I loved him. God I loved him, and he loved me, desperately, completely, well, as best he could for a man who only knew how to make-love in a bed . At least he said it was love . He always said the right thing .'

(8) Annie Savoy's (Susan Sarandon) voice over monologue at the beginning of Bull Durham (1988): ' Making love is like hitting a baseball. You've just got to relax and concentrate .'

(9) Gershon Legman (1963): ' Make love , not war .'

(10) Pro birth-control slogan: ' Make love , not babies .'

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