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make something your own

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmake something your ownmake something your ownto change or deal with something in a way that makes it seem to belong to you Great singers can take an old song and make it their own. own
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make something your ownBrucha has lived in his off-trail shack for 14 years, and in that time, he has made it his own.Wonder if this might be right moment to make arrangements for my own.At this last, Seton left them, to make for his own castle near Cockenzie, with his terrible news.The shape it made created its own following silence, and they sat, both in the ease of it.The exquisite creation they had made of their own lives blinded them to the aspirations of less fortunate men and women.Over the years he continued to make something distinctively his own of the solo that he thought of as a poem.Some researchers have been able to make use of their own skills to gain access to a group.Her sincerity made me doubt my own version of events.
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