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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. 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.

  2. Paul Coleman:

    Helping the person to reduce exercise frequency and intensity is essential, addicts will resist that but must learn how to make do with less exercise and discover they can be happy anyway.

  3. Mohammed Dowara:

    We just have to make do.

  4. Peter Chin-Hong:

    In Covid-19 we don't have the luxury of time, this is one of the treatment options where we are teaching old drugs new tricks. We don't have the time to take a drug rationally from beginning to end because we have a crisis right now. We have to make do with what we have.

  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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