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makeshift

adjective uk   /ˈmeɪk.ʃɪft/ us  
temporary and of low quality, but used because of a sudden need: Thousands of refugees are living in makeshift camps.
Translations of “makeshift”
in Chinese (Traditional) 權宜的, 臨時代用的…
in Russian временный, самодельный…
in Turkish geçici ve düşük kaliteli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 权宜的, 临时代用的…
in Polish prowizoryczny…
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