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Make do   /meɪk du/   Listen
Make do

verb
1.
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



... first committed to paper seldom could be printed without variation or correction, even to a single line: he copied everything over, he said, himself, and three transcribings were the fewest he could ever make do; but, generally, nothing went from him to the press under ...
— The Diary and Letters of Madam D'Arblay Volume 2 • Madame D'Arblay

... that there will be many in England who will understand much better than I the drudgery of the revolution which is in this book very imperfectly suggested. I repeat that it is not my fault that they must make do with the eyes and ears of an ignorant observer. No doubt I have not asked the questions they would have asked, and have thought interesting and novel much which they would have taken ...
— Russia in 1919 • Arthur Ransome



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



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