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 for make do
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  make do
      v 1: come to terms with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas";
           "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day" [syn:
           cope, get by, make out, make do, contend,
           grapple, deal, manage]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "make do":
     beget, breed, bring forth, bring into being, call into being,
     change, change for, coin, commute, compound for, conceive, concoct,
     contrive, cook up, cope, design, develop, devise, discover,
     do with, dream up, dub in, engender, evolve, exchange, fabricate,
     frame, generate, get along on, get by on, give being to,
     give place to, give rise to, hatch, improvise, invent,
     make do with, make out, make up, make way for, makeshift, manage,
     manage with, mature, mint, offer in exchange, originate, plan,
     procreate, put up with, redeem, ring in, shift with, spawn,
     strike out, substitute, switch, take in exchange, think out,
     think up

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