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1. To succeed in robbing an establishment. "I'd like to make that slum (jewelry) joint. It's a nice score, but the place is all bugged up (equipt with an elaborate alarm system)." 2. To succeed in securing a transfer to, or sentence to, or commitment to a specific institution. 3. To succeed in escaping from any place of confinement. "You could make this joint with a couple of rods (guns) and a lam-car (car in which to flee)."

- american underworld dictionary - 1950

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