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Synonyms 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

    Synonyms:
    make-do, makeshift, stopgap

  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"

    Synonyms:
    wield, take, finagle, discern, bang, screw, vie, handle, recognise, deal, grapple, distinguish, debate, repugn, make love, divvy up, do, jazz, spot, roll in the hay, cut, escape, be intimate, get along, address, fight, lot, pick out, get out, portion out, eff, dole out, compete, plow, bed, do it, consider, superintend, have intercourse, make out, share, manage, struggle, tell apart, supervise, neck, apportion, contest, fill in, administer, treat, parcel out, sell, have it away, sleep with, bring off, dispense, get off, dish out, contend, come, issue, love, argue, hump, get laid, fence, negociate, get away, pull off, allot, have it off, get it on, oversee, sleep together, cover, get by, distribute, write out, carry on, carry off, cope, recognize, bonk, know, wangle, mete out, look at, postulate, have sex, complete, grip, care, fare, lie with, deal out, trade, shell out, have a go at it, conduct, fill out

How to pronounce make do?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say make do in sign language?

  1. makedo

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How to use make do in a sentence?

  1. Zhao Mengsha:

    You can make do without a wallet but can't [live] without your smartphone when you go out these days.

  2. Paul Hodges:

    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.

  3. Ryan Greendeer:

    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.

  4. Mohammed Dowara:

    We just have to make do.

  5. Astronaut Scott Kelly:

    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.


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