improvise improvise  /ˈɪm prə ˌvaɪz/


  1. (v) perform without preparation
  2. (v) manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand


  1. Their decisions, in turn, were not being communicated to the people on the ground, who were left to improvise.
  2. The women are braless beneath their shirts, and on some nights topless, if they are in a mood to improvise.
  3. You overreact, improvise and over time maybe learn what works; with luck you improve.


  1. Wilderness survival involves common sense, preparation

    By Kathryn Reed STATELINE – Improvise, be creative and definitely be prepared. That was the overriding message delivered Wednesday night by Tamara Burns. Burns is registered nurse with Barton Health who has had to use some of the advice she dispensed June 12 during a [...]
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Lake Tahoe News

  2. Beer Here: Flemish Giant from One Barrel Brewing

    Nano-scale breweries and brewpubs usually have great leeway to improvise and experiment, and can offer a changing lineup that appeals to enthusiasts who like to try new beers. These operations are more flexible in this way because when they're working with small volumes, it's easier to create unconventional new brews or tweak standards to emphasize certain flavors. This is especially true for ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Isthmus

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