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Verb: extemporise  ik'stem-pu,rIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: extemporize)
  1. Perform without preparation
    "he extemporised a speech at the wedding";
    - improvise, improvize [non-standard], ad-lib, extemporize, wing it [informal], wing [informal]
  2. Manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand
    "after the hurricane destroyed our house, we had to extemporise for weeks";
    - improvise, extemporize

Derived forms: extemporised, extemporises, extemporising

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

Encyclopedia: Extemporise