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makeshift

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 3)

taking the place of one that came before
  • turned a towel into a makeshift skirt

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makeshift

noun

Synonyms of makeshift (Entry 2 of 3)

a temporary replacement
  • when his belt broke, he was forced to use string as a makeshift

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make shift

phrase

Synonyms & Antonyms of make shift (Entry 3 of 3)

to meet one's day-to-day needs
  • They were able to make shift without borrowing money.

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The first known use of makeshift was in 1766

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“Makeshift.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/makeshift. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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