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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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