Someone who can jump-start a truck with a cactus.
v. 1. To use ingenuity to fix or remedy a problem using only the tools available at hand. 2. To jury-rig
n. Someone who can regularly cobble together solutions to problems using only the tools available at hand.
Your CD playa broke, huh? Gimme that string, a pencil, and a sock, and I'm a MacGyver it.
Man, I be a regular MacGyver when it comes to making bongs
the ability to use a dorito, some duct tape, and a paper clip to create a time machine.
I dont know what im talkin about.
1.(n.) Main character of a popular T.V. show in the 1980s with unbridled ingenuity and cunning.
2.(n.) 1980s T.V. show where in every episode the hero would use objects around him to escape dire situations or fix something up through physics, chemistry, or duct tape.
3.(v.) To repair or enhance something previously broken through use of everday objects.
1. "The name's MacGyver. Just, MacGyver."
2. MacGyver created makeshift grenades from some junk and chemicals he found in an aircraft garage in order to get rid of the gunmen holding people hostage inside a diner.
3. Tim's mouse had broken, so he popped it open and used some chewing gum to MacGyver it back together for a while.
Main character of show by the same name. Full name Angus Macgyver. Part secret agent for government and phoenix foundation, part handyman, part mad scientist, part community service volunteer. He might refuse to use guns, but nobody could ever call him a pussy. Macgyver can battle soviet supersoldiers and serve soup at a homeless shelter all in one episode. Macgyver was the epitome of 1980s era optimism. Beats the commies, fixes the environment, cures aids, and can make a helicopter out of garbage bags and bamboo. Most importantly, he's the only guy who ever looked cool in a mullet
and is probably the only guy who could get away with it now.
Who'd win in a fight? Macgyver or Col Jack O'Neal from Stargate SG-1?
Trivia: On episodes where Macgyver makes explosives from household materials, the producers always leave out one ingredient, fearing that people at home would imitate the recipe. While most inventions and scientific wizardry seen on the show probably wouldnt work too well in real life, they're all scientifically sound and Could work.
adj. One who performs great feats of ingenuity on a moments notice.
Tom just pulled a MavGyver. He made a helicoptor from two soda cans and a shoelace.
verb, to cobble together a working piece of machinery or electronics from spare parts and duct tape using only your wits, folksy engineering knowledge (garnered from the scouts or your grandpa), and your swiss army knife
derived from the TV show in which the main character, MacGyver, did this every week in order to save the world and get the girl
I dropped by cd player on the concrete and it broke, so I had to macgyver it. It ain't pretty but it works.