Definitions for make do
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word make do
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.
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.
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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