make do

Definitions of make do

v come to terms with

“They made do on half a loaf of bread every day”
contend, cope, deal, get by, grapple, make out, manage
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extemporize, improvise
manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand
try to manage without help
cut, hack
be able to manage or manage successfully
rub along, scrape along, scrape by, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze by
manage one's existence barely
cope with, match, meet
satisfy or fulfill
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act, move
perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

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