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kludge / kloōj/ (also kluge) inf. • n. an ill-assorted collection of parts assembled to fulfill a particular purpose. ∎ Comput. a machine, system, or program that has been badly put together. • v. [tr.] use ill-assorted parts to make (something): Hugh had to kludge something together.

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kludgehuge, kludge, luge, scrooge, smoodge, stooge •refuge • centrifuge • subterfuge

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kludge Informal An inelegant but effective mechanism (software and/or hardware).