verb (used with object), im·pro·vised, im·pro·vis·ing.
verb (used without object), im·pro·vised, im·pro·vis·ing.
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Origin of improvise
OTHER WORDS FROM improviseim·pro·vis·er, im·pro·vi·sor, noun
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Whether you forget to pack your tent guy line, or you are improvising a tarp shelter from a scrap of parachute or sail cloth, this strong cord will help you build a dependable structure.This essential survival tool can save your life 10 different ways|By Tim MacWelch/Outdoor Life|September 15, 2020|Popular Science
Both major parties had to improvise on the traditional convention playbook because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, holding nearly all-virtual gatherings instead.The GOP Convention Violated Plenty Of Norms, But Did It Undermine Democratic Values?|Julia Azari|September 1, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
They are do-it-yourself “hacks” improvised by ordinary folks using whatever materials they have on hand.Michelangelo vs. MacGyver: Who will design the offices of our post-COVID future?|claychandler|September 1, 2020|Fortune
Our grand, improvised remote work experiment has taught us so much, there's simply no better time than now to adapt your business processes and culture to this new opportunity.Going all-in on remote work: The technical and cultural changes|Lee Hutchinson|August 28, 2020|Ars Technica
The Orioles’ strength and conditioning staff helped players construct improvised weight-training equipment for those with limited means or without access to gyms, he added.What A Year Off Might Do To Baseball Players’ Skills|Travis Sawchik|July 31, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
But I will say the hardest to play for me—well, one of the easiest to improvise, but also the hardest character is Liz.
We had to improvise a little bit to make this position work, but it paid off in the end.
A shortage of pentobarbital has forced some states to improvise, often with gruesome consequences.
The Click & Style is easy to talk about because I use it so much, so it was easy to improvise on set.How 'The Mindy Project' Star Adam Pally Became Hollywood's Go-To 'Bro'|Kevin Fallon|August 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We had to improvise,” Yehudit Ayalon, who began working 10-hour shifts in the factory at age 19, told Haaretz last year.
In the event of a cutting east wind after the seedlings are up, improvise some kind of shelter until the danger is past.
Just as we cannot improvise a genius, we cannot improvise a saint.Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death|Frederick W. H. Myers
He could improvise little themes at the piano, but was not fond of technical drudgery at the instrument in those early days.The World's Great Men of Music|Harriette Brower
Especially should the mother teach her children to improvise music, which can be done by pursuing this method.Guide to the Kindergarten and Intermediate Class and Moral Culture of Infancy.|Elizabeth P. Peabody
Some will be failures, no doubt; but after you get the knack you will be able to improvise on the least promising materials.Camp and Trail|Stewart Edward White