- 1. improvise, improvize, ad-lib, extemporize, extemporise, perform, execute, do
- usage: perform without preparation; "he extemporized a speech at the wedding"
- 2. improvise, extemporize, cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage
- usage: manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand; "after the hurricane destroyed our house, we had to improvise for weeks"
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- 1. improvised, jury-rigged, makeshift, impermanent (vs. permanent), temporary
- usage: done or made using whatever is available; "crossed the river on improvised bridges"; "the survivors used jury-rigged fishing gear"; "the rock served as a makeshift hammer"
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