Make

A halfpenny.
[mag], a halfpenny.
sb. mate, spouseVariants: makes, pl. makez, makysEtymology: Anglo-Saxon (ge)maca
any one is said to be “on the make ” who asks too high a price for his goods, or endeavours in any way to overreach.
to steal, a successful theft or swindle. A man on the look-out for swindling opportunities is said to be “on the make.”

make : Often used incorrectly for “earn.” Do not say “How much does he make a week?” Say, rather, “How much does he earn a week?”