nounpl. make-dos or make-do's
A substitute for something unobtainable at the time; a makeshift.
(third-person singular simple present makes do, present participle making do, simple past and past participle made do)
- (intransitive, idiomatic, informal) to survive, get by with, or use whatever is available (due to lack of resources)
- There is barely enough money, so we will have to make do with what we have.
- (informal) to put into action
- Make the movie do! (Put on the movie!)
- Brandon’s makin’ the grill do so we can get to eatin’.
- (informal) To use for one's purpose something worn, defective, or intended for another purpose.