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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 make·shift /ˈmekˌʃɪft/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 make·shift n. That with which one makes shift; a temporary expedient, with implication of inferiority to the more usual object or means.
    I am not a model clergyman, only a decent makeshift.   --G. Eliot.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : done or made using whatever is available; "crossed the river
            on improvised bridges"; "the survivors used jury-rigged
            fishing gear"; "the rock served as a makeshift hammer"
            [syn: improvised, jury-rigged]
      n : something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency
          [syn: stopgap]