makeshift, stopgap, make-do(verb)
something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency
cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage(verb)
come to terms with
"We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
to survive, get by with, or use whatever is available (due to lack of resources)
to put into action
To use for one's purpose something worn, defective, or intended for another purpose.
The numerical value of make do in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of make do in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
You can make do without a wallet but can't [live] without your smartphone when you go out these days.
Because of the fire activity around the entire region, our resources are stretched very, very thin, each incident is having to make do with what is available, not what's needed.
Demographics drive demand, older people have less need for houses, cars and consumer goods and have to make do on lower incomes as they move on to pension age, slowing the wheels of the economy.
Even though I had a shower in Canada, I hadn’t had running water for 340 days, we make do with not having a shower on board [the space station] – I definitely feel like I would like jump in a pool.
Clearly, they have a clear decision to make. Do they want to reach out and support policies that would be beneficial to everybody, which would be that you would have to have the bipartisanship that was so dramatically lacking in the health care debate? this administration never had one substantive conversation with me about health care reform.
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Translations for make do
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- auskommen, begnügen, behelfenGerman
- pärjätä, kelvataFinnish
- se débrouillerFrench
- farcela, far funzionare, arrangiarsiItalian
- やりくり, 間に合わせるJapanese
- genoegen nemenDutch
- zadowalać się, radzić, zadowolić sięPolish
- quebrar o galhoPortuguese
- обходиться, обойтись, справляться, справитьсяRussian
- idare etmek, yetinmekTurkish
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