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improvise

English

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to improvise

Third person singular
improvis

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to improvise (third-person singular simple present improvis, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To make something up or invent it as one goes on; to proceed by guess rather than by a careful plan. To invent or create something quickly or without a plan; to wing it.
    He had no speech prepared, so he improvised.
    They improvised a simple shelter with branches and the rope they were carrying.
    She improvised a lovely solo.

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Galician

Verb

improvise

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of improvisar.
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of improvisar.

Spanish

Verb

improvise (infinitive: improvisar)

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of improvisar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of improvisar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of improvisar.

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