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English verb: make do

1. make do (social) come to terms with


SamplesWe got by on just a gallon of gas.
They made do on half a loaf of bread every day.


Synonymscontend, cope, deal, get by, grapple, make out, manage


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)act, move


Narrower (hyponym)cope with, cut, extemporize, fend, hack, improvise, match, meet, rub along, scrape along, scrape by, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze by









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