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Make do   /meɪk du/   Listen
Make do

Come to terms with.  Synonyms: contend, cope, deal, get by, grapple, make out, manage.  "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"

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"Make do" Quotes from Famous Books

... "That's too bad, now." Too bad for Horace Yingling and Joe West; this time tomorrow, they'll be a pair of dead traitors, he thought. "Well, we'll have to make do with what we have. Where's Russ Latterman, by ...
— Null-ABC • Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire

... she declared. "That's always the way. 'Can't I manage with what I have? Can't I make do with this, that, and the other?' I believe you grudge every penny you spend on me!" ...
— The Hermit of Far End • Margaret Pedler

... bredderin, He's stepped aside, my sisterin, He's clared de track, my chillun, Now make do trumpets bray! We tanks you kindly, Masta, We gibs you tanks, ole Masta, You is a buckra Masta, ...
— Sea and Shore - A Sequel to "Miriam's Memoirs" • Mrs. Catharine A. Warfield

Words linked to "Make do" :   move, act, meet, hack, improvise, extemporize, squeeze by, fend, rub along, make out, scrape along, get by, scrape by, cut, cope with, grapple, deal, match, scratch along, squeak by

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