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makeshift


make·shift  (mkshft)
n.
A temporary or expedient substitute for something else.
adj.
Suitable as a temporary or expedient substitute: used a rock as a makeshift hammer.
Synonyms: makeshift, expedient, resort, stopgap
These nouns denote something used as a substitute when other means fail or are not available: lacked a cane but used a stick as a makeshift; exhausted every expedient before filing suit; will use force only as a last resort; a crate serving as a stopgap for a chair.


makeshift  /mekft/  adj. done in a temporary way, sloppy: The cabin was made in a makeshift way of old cartons and pieces of tin. makeshift

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