stopgap Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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stopgapnoun [C]

uk   /ˈstɒp.ɡæp/  us   /ˈstɑːp-/
something ​intended for ​temporary use until something ​better or more ​suitable can be ​found: Hostels are used as a stopgap until the ​families can ​findpermanentaccommodation. We might have to ​employ someone ​temporarily as a stopgap measure until we can ​hire someone ​permanently.
(Definition of stopgap from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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stopgapnoun [C]

 us   /ˈstɑpˈɡæp/
something that can be used until something ​better or more ​permanent can be ​obtained: Housing the ​homeless in ​shelters has to be ​seen as a stopgap ​measure.
(Definition of stopgap from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “stopgap”
in Chinese (Simplified) 权宜之计, 临时替代品…
in Chinese (Traditional) 權宜之計, 臨時替代品…
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