make do

make do

  1. (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.
  2. (transitive, 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’.
  3. (transitive, informal) To use for one's purpose something worn, defective, or intended for another purpose.
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: quebrar o galho

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