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

Derived forms: extemporized, extemporizing, extemporizes

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

Encyclopedia: Extemporize