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do with someone or something

to do as well as possible with someone or something; to make do with someone or something. I will just have to do with the car I now have. Can she do with just one chair for a while?

do with

Put up or manage with, as in I can do with very little sleep. [Early 1800s] Also see can do with; have to do with.

do with

v.
To manage with something that is not optimal: We don't have time to order new parts; we must do with the parts that we have.
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