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English verb: improvise

1. improvise (creation) perform without preparation

SamplesHe extemporized a speech at the wedding.

ExamplesThey will improvise the duet

Synonymsad-lib, extemporise, extemporize, improvize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)do, execute, perform

2. improvise (social) manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand

SamplesAfter the hurricane destroyed our house, we had to improvise for weeks.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)contend, cope, deal, get by, grapple, make do, make out, manage

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