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make the scene

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Synonyms for make the scene

  • appear
  • enter
  • land
  • reach
  • report
  • show up
  • take place
  • turn up
  • visit
  • access
  • alight
  • attain
  • buzz
  • disembark
  • dismount
  • hit
  • show
  • barge in
  • blow in
  • bob up
  • breeze in
  • bust in
  • check in
  • clock in
  • drop anchor
  • drop in
  • fall by
  • fall in
  • get to
  • hit town
  • make it
  • pop in
  • pop up
  • pull in
  • punch the clock
  • roll in
  • sign in
  • sky in
  • wind up at
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Antonyms for make the scene

  • conceal
  • depart
  • fail
  • go
  • hide
  • leave
  • lose
  • miss
  • abandon
  • disappear
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WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "subdivision of an act of a play," also "stage-setting," from Middle French scène (14c.), from Latin scaena, scena "scene, stage of a theater," from Greek skene "wooden stage for actors," also "that which is represented on stage," originally "tent or booth," related to skia "shadow, shade," via notion of "something that gives shade," from PIE root *skai- "to shine, flicker, glimmer" (see shine (v.)).

Meaning "material apparatus of a theatrical stage" is from 1540s. Meaning "place in which the action of a literary work occurs" is attested from 1590s; general (non-literary) sense of "place where anything is done or takes place" is recorded from 1590s. Hence U.S. slang sense of "setting or milieu for a specific group or activity," attested from 1951 in Beat jargon. Meaning "stormy encounter between two or more persons" is attested from 1761. Behind the scenes "having knowledge of affairs not apparent to the public" (1660s) is an image from the theater, "amid actors and stage machinery" (out of sight of the audience). Scene of the crime (1923) first attested in Agatha Christie.

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advance

verbmove something forward, often quickly
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