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makeshift

make·shift

makeshift

 
pronunciation:
meIk shIft
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: noun
definition: a temporary or improvised arrangement.
synonyms:
expedient, stopgap
similar words:
contrivance, improvisation
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: temporary or improvised to meet a need.
They built a makeshift shelter out of cardboard boxes.
synonyms:
improvised, jury-rigged, stopgap
similar words:
contrived, ersatz, expedient, extemporaneous, impromptu, provisional, temporary
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