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improvise

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈɪm.prə.vaɪz/ us  
to invent or make something, such as a speech or a device, at the time when it is needed without already having planned it: I hadn't prepared a speech so I suddenly had to improvise. To sleep on, we improvised a mattress from a pile of blankets.Inventing, designing and innovationCreating and producing When actors or musicians improvise, they perform without prepared speech or music, making up the play, music, etc. as they perform it: During certain scenes of the play there isn't any script and the actors just improvise (the dialogue).Acting, rehearsing and performingPlaying musicSinging in general
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