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.
scrape by/along, get by/along, manage, cope, survive, muddle through/along, fare all right, make the best of a bad job, improvise, make ends meet, keep the wolf from the door, keep one's head above water, shift for oneself
informal make outmake the best of, get by with/on, put to the best use, make the most of