Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun make_do

1 sense of make-do

Sense 1
makeshift, stopgap, make-do -- (something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency)
       => expedient -- (a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb make_do

1 sense of make do

Sense 1
cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage -- (come to terms with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

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