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Related to make-do: make do and mend
n. pl. make-dos or make-do's (-do͞oz′)
A substitute for something unobtainable at the time; a makeshift.
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adj., n., pl. -dos. adj.
1. used as a substitute; makeshift.n.
2. something makeshift.
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