to make something useful out of a multitude of completely useless things.
origin: the early 90's TV series starring Richard Dean Anderson
I needed to blow up a dam, so I macgyvered up a bomb with some fertalizer and an old tin can.
To put something together using useless bits and pieces in the most far-fetched way
I've macguver'd myself some socks using a squirrel , a dohnut and a few paperclips
This applies to any situation which can be solved by the improbable application of:
1) a swiss army knife
2) a roll of duct tape
3) a match
4) Richard Dean Anderson (aka MacGuyver)
MacGuyver i don't know how you did it! Making a nuclear bomb out of that empty can of catfood was shear genius...
to build something in a half assed way that seems impossible anyway
hey, this nuclear missile broke, but i mac guyver'd it with some scotch tape, a box of crayons and a bag of old fertilizer!
To fix something so that it works for the time being because you're too lazy or broke to either fix it properly or buy a new one.
My car insurance deductible is $1000 so I mac guyver'd my bumper with duct tape.
something that is fake and impossible. or getting out a situation that seemed impossible.also 007
Man I made mac guyver'd away from those police. I almost got caught but i 007'd outta that bitch