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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency.

Usage examples (36)
  • Too often elections are a short-term stopgap for long-term problems.
  • MARY SCHIAVO, AVIATION SAFETY EXPERT: Unfortunately that is a very short-term stopgap measure.
  • Lawmakers narrowly averted two shutdowns in recent weeks by passing short-term stopgap measures.
  • And Reid said Republicans were stalling and procrastinating by proposing another short-term stopgap to fund the government. for more
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