Definition of make do in English:

make do

Manage with the limited or inadequate means available: Dad would have to make do with an old car
More example sentences
  • People with learning difficulties no longer have to make do with what is available.
  • Many more channels are available nowadays, even if some of us still make do with the five.
  • Aided by support staff and by reading specialists, teachers made do with the pedagogical knowledge and skills that were available to them.
Synonyms
scrape by, get by, manage, cope, survive, muddle through, improvise, make ends meet, keep the wolf from the door, keep one's head above water
informal make out
(make do with)make the best of, get by on, put up with
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