make do with


make do with
to get along with whatever is available

The recipe calls for exotic mushrooms, but well have to make do with ordinary ones.

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  • make acquainted with — index forewarn, notice (give formal warning) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • make away with — index dispatch (put to death), distrain Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • make free with — index assume (seize) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • make off with — index carry away, despoil, hijack, hold up (rob), loot, pilfer, poach Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • make free with — {v.} 1. To take or use (things) without asking. * /Bob makes free with his roommate s clothes./ * /A student should not make free with his teacher s first name./ 2. To act toward (someone) in a rude or impolite way. * /The girls don t like Ted… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make free with — {v.} 1. To take or use (things) without asking. * /Bob makes free with his roommate s clothes./ * /A student should not make free with his teacher s first name./ 2. To act toward (someone) in a rude or impolite way. * /The girls don t like Ted… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make off with — phr verb Make off with is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑robber, ↑thief …   Collocations dictionary

  • make away with — {v.}, {informal} Take; carry away; cause to disappear. * /The lumberjack made away with a great stack of pancakes./ * /Two masked men held up the clerk and made away with the payroll./ Compare: MAKE OFF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make away with — {v.}, {informal} Take; carry away; cause to disappear. * /The lumberjack made away with a great stack of pancakes./ * /Two masked men held up the clerk and made away with the payroll./ Compare: MAKE OFF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make it with — {v. phr.}, {slang}, {informal} 1. To be accepted by a group. * /Joe finally made it with the in crowd in Hollywood./ 2. {vulgar} To have sex with (someone). * /I wonder if Joe has made it with Sue./ …   Dictionary of American idioms


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