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English definition of “make do”

make do

C2 to manage to live without things that you would like to have or with things of a worse quality than you would like: We didn't have cupboards so we made do with boxes .Coping and not copingDealing with things or peopleTolerating and enduring Grammar:Do or make?When we use do and make with noun phrases, do focuses on the process of acting or performing something, make emphasises more the product or outcome of an action:Grammar:MakeThe verb make can be used in a number of ways.
(Definition of make do from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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