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Definition of "make-do" [make-do]

  • A substitute for something unobtainable at the time; a makeshift. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "make-do" in a sentence
  • "That was our 'MO' for the rest of the week, and it worked, but it was definitely a make-do, not something I'd want to live with forever."
  • "He also warned him with a wagging finger against slipshod outfits like the make-do Met, where art was ruined for want of rehearsal Szell had been the company's principal conductor in the 1940s."
  • "Celebrate recycling – make-do and mend should become a virtue."