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make·shift

makeshift

 
pronunciation:
meIk shIft
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: something used for a short time or in place of the usual thing.
When the table broke, we used a box as a makeshift.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: made to meet a need; not meant to last.
They built a makeshift tent out of blankets.
synonyms:
improvised
similar words:
contrived, temporary
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