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Adjective: improvised  'im-pru,vIzd
  1. Done or made using whatever is available
    "crossed the river on improvised bridges";
    - jury-rigged, makeshift
Verb: improvise  'im-pru,vIz
  1. Perform without preparation
    "he improvised a speech at the wedding";
    - improvize [non-standard], ad-lib, extemporize, extemporise [Brit], wing [informal], wing it [informal]
     
  2. Manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand
    "after the hurricane destroyed our house, we had to improvise for weeks";
    - extemporize, extemporise [Brit]

See also: impermanent, temporary

Type of: contend, cope, deal, do, execute, get by, grapple, make do, manage, perform

Encyclopedia: Improvised

Improvise, adapt and overcome