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English adjective: makeshift

1. makeshift done or made using whatever is available

SamplesCrossed the river on improvised bridges.
The survivors used jury-rigged fishing gear.
The rock served as a makeshift hammer.

Synonymsimprovised, jury-rigged

Similarimpermanent, temporary

Antonymslasting, permanent

English noun: makeshift

1. makeshift (act) something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency

Synonymsmake-do, stopgap

Broader (hypernym)expedient

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