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adjective as in temporary

noun as in temporary help

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The makeshift school day takes place at Mathnasium, Sylvan Learning, or Code Ninja locations, with supplemental activities available between classes.

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The gym, usually a hub for basketball, badminton, and volleyball leagues, as well as pickup games, has become a makeshift testing center.

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You can sit the phone open and facing you like a laptop to enable a makeshift two-display setup.

To accommodate the influx of patients, Ochsner was converting operating rooms into makeshift intensive care units.

Faulconer’s office announced Tuesday that the city and nonprofit Alpha Project have begun moving homeless families into a makeshift shelter in South Bay.

The party was full and I found a sofa near a makeshift bar in the corner.

When not screaming or yelling hysterically, Samuel is brandishing makeshift weapons and pushing his cousins off a tree house.

She walked for two days before settling into a makeshift camp.

Residents had placed makeshift roadblocks, including wooden beams and furniture, on roads leading to the protest.

Earlier this week she pleaded with ISIS to uphold the verdict of a makeshift Sharia court, which ruled that he was not a spy.

Though to a certain extent useful when no better means of control is provided, this is but a makeshift.

He slouched wordlessly into the room, hands thrust deep in the pockets of a makeshift jacket.

No native takes any part in the preaching on the station, except in extreme cases, when it is regarded as a makeshift.

We have a makeshift thing set up there now—but it's nothing to what will be needed.

Yes, sir; youth and love constitute the world, and all that follows is a mere makeshift.


On this page you'll find 85 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to makeshift, such as: alternative, expedient, make-do, stopgap, substitute, and temp.

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