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Meaning & Definition of Makeshift in English

English

Makeshift

/mekʃɪft/

noun

1. Something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency

    synonym:
  • makeshift
  • ,
  • stopgap
  • ,
  • make-do

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • improvised
  • ,
  • jury-rigged
  • ,
  • makeshift