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patch something together (with something)

to use something to repair something hastily or temporarily. I think I can patch the exhaust pipe together with some wire. See if you can patch this engine together well enough to run for a few more hours.
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And as much as people focus on Cruise's physical transformation - he grew out his hair and did his best to patch together a beard (he jokes those two things alone accounted for five pounds of his weight gain) - Cruise says the emotional work he devoted to his character was far more strenuous and time-consuming.
As they patch together their myriad snapshots into larger-scale images, Condon and his coworkers can reflect on their narrow window of opportunity to make this survey.
Currently, organizations patch together homegrown network defense solutions using various products from a myriad of IPS and IDS vendors.
The injury-prone Dodgers, trying to patch together an outfield, are running thin with options.
In another bow to mental models, influential studies conducted over the past 20 years have focused on general principles that help us patch together decisions out of incomplete or ambiguous threads of information.
Currently, companies patch together homegrown network defense solutions using various products from a myriad of IPS and IDS vendors.
In his trip to Europe, Clinton has focused on finding ways to clean up the diplomatic debris caused by the conflict in Kosovo, patch together plans for aid packages to Kosovo and the rest of the region and mend the relationship with Russia.
Network Director RM leverages the ubiquity of Internet-standard protocols, eliminating the need to patch together proprietary messaging platforms in order to acquire advanced messaging capabilities, such as exactly-once, ordered, and once-only message delivery.
These teachers jokingly call themselves ``roads scholars,'' because of the freeway miles they log among campuses, trying to patch together a full schedule.
Agentek's end-to-end solution eliminated the need to patch together pieces from multiple vendors.