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adjective as in temporarily helping

noun as in temporary help

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Jones acknowledges that the company’s technology is only a stopgap solution… for now.

Washington could also pursue Ryan, a steady veteran similar to Alex Smith without the injury concerns, or Mariota, a one-season stopgap.

Complicating matters, lawmakers still have not reached an agreement on how to fund the federal agencies beyond the stopgap bill.

Lenders have allowed some borrowers to delay payments or use loan reserves as a stopgap.

If a stopgap funding bill isn’t passed by the end of September, the federal government will shut down.

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He has left millions of homeowners to fend for themselves, and even his health care plan is really only a stopgap measure.

His “strategists” have concocted a series of stopgap tactics.

As for Fattorosi of XPays, he sees the lawsuits as only a stopgap.

But even Joffe admits that a better radar and rapid reaction system is only a partial, stopgap solution.

Only it had been planned as a short-term stopgap—one to be used only until a below-surface airlock could be constructed.

However, a stopgap was found in the person of the book-keeper, a young Englishman, who knew more of music than accounts.

The stopgap was such that it must remain as it was; and every further effort was useless.

Because Brownlee knows why I'm looking for a cure to replace the stopgap.

In this his Christian neighbours liked him well, insomuch as he was a kind of stay or stopgap to the infidels.


On this page you'll find 58 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stopgap, such as: emergency, expedient, impromptu, makeshift, rough-and-tumble, and substitute.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.