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jury-rig

verb

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to make or assemble roughly or hastily
  • we jury-rigged shelves out of cartons and crates until we could afford real furniture

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The first known use of jury-rig was in 1788

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“Jury-rig.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/jury-rig. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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