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Noun: make-do
  1. Something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency
    - makeshift, stopgap
Verb: make do
  1. Succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available
    "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day";
    - cope, get by, contend, grapple, deal, manage

Derived forms: makes do, made do, making do, make-dos

Type of: act, expedient, move

Encyclopedia: Make do