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Autor:  Sidney
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Data:  22/ABR/2010 6:13 PM
Assunto:  to Dale, how about: "make do"
 
Mensagem: 

Getting a ride on Fran's post, I've heard on TV the guy saying...

 

"I need to make lane changes here". Is the "make" really necessary???

 

On my best day I would say "I need to change lanes here"...that's why I love English.

 

Fran I checked my dictionary "make do" and take a look. I'm even more confused...LOL...

 

 

•  make do 

be satisfied with what there is, get along, get by, manage 

 

Babylon English-French    

•  make do 

s'arranger avec, se contenter de 

Babylon English-German    

•  make do 

zurechtkommen, auskommen 

Babylon English-Portuguese    

•  make do 

contentar-se com o que tem, arrumar-se 

American Heritage Dictionary    

•  make-do 

make-do (mākd)
n. pl. make-·dos or make-·do's (-dz)
A substitute for something unobtainable at the time; a makeshift.
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make-do adj.  Merriam-Webster Collegiate® Dictionary    

•  make do 

to get along or manage with the means at hand
 
•  make-do 

Pronunciation:     'māk-'dü
Function:           adjective
Date:               1923

: MAKESHIFT
 –make-do noun

© 2005 Merriam-Webster, Incorporated

 

 

Sid.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Make or do?  –  Vallezzi  22/ABR/2010, 12:08 PM
Make or do?  –  Dale-USA  22/ABR/2010, 12:30 PM
Make or do?  –  Vallezzi  22/ABR/2010, 12:49 PM
Make or do?  –  Fran  22/ABR/2010, 12:37 PM
Make or do?  –  Fran  22/ABR/2010, 12:45 PM
Make or do?  –  AndreaCris  22/ABR/2010, 12:47 PM
Make or do?  –  Vallezzi  22/ABR/2010, 12:55 PM
Make or do?  –  Vallezzi  22/ABR/2010, 12:52 PM
Make or do?  –  Fran  22/ABR/2010, 12:54 PM
to Dale, how about: "make do"  –  Fran  22/ABR/2010, 6:03 PM
 to Dale, how about: "make do"  –  Sidney  22/ABR/2010, 6:13 PM
to Dale, how about: "make do"  –  Dale-USA  22/ABR/2010, 6:57 PM
to Dale, how about: "make do"  –  Sidney  22/ABR/2010, 11:46 PM
to Dale, how about: "make do"  –  Dale-USA  22/ABR/2010, 6:49 PM
to Dale, how about: "make do"  –  pat  24/ABR/2010, 9:10 AM
to Dale, how about: "make do"  –  Fran  24/ABR/2010, 2:21 PM

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