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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. Danilo Piraccini:

    This business is all about shaking hands and hugging people. Now we'll have to make do with a little wave and a smile of the eyes over a mask.

  2. Zhao Mengsha:

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

  3. Lucero Suarez:

    If my last scene is not a kiss ... we will make do, sometimes you can convey love with just a glance.

  4. 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.

  5. Ron Wyden:

    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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