To keep oneself from doing, engaging in, or partaking of something; refrain:
To bring about, as by a scheme; manage
Need is defined as to want, desire or require.
To continue to get along; carry on; cope:
Find another word for do-without. In this page you can discover 7 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for do-without, like: get along without, abandon, abstain, contrive, need, manage and forgo.