make-do


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make-do

(māk′do͞o′)
n. pl. make-dos or make-do's (-do͞oz′)
A substitute for something unobtainable at the time; a makeshift.

make′-do′ adj.
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make′-do`



adj., n., pl. -dos. adj.
1. used as a substitute; makeshift.
n.
2. something makeshift.
[1890–95]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.make-do - something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergencymake-do - something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency
expedient - a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one
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