Definitions for make do

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. makeshift, stopgap, make-do(verb)

    something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency

  2. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. make do(Verb)

    to survive, get by with, or use whatever is available (due to lack of resources)

  2. make do(Verb)

    to put into action

  3. make do(Verb)

    To use for one's purpose something worn, defective, or intended for another purpose.


Translations for make do

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

make do

to use something as a poor-quality or temporary alternative to the real thing

There's no meat, so we'll have to make do with potatoes.

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