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n. 1. Main character of an action/adventure TV show by the same name; full name Angus MacGyver; part secret agent, part handyman, part environmentalist; hated guns (only time he ever used a gun was to remove the revolving part of a revolver to use the rest of the gun as an improvised wrench to stop the meltdown of a nuclear reactor). 2. Action/adventure TV show of the 1980's; also a short series of made-for-TV movies after the show was cancelled. 3. a person who uses improvisation and available materials to handle a difficult/impossible situation.

v. 1. to handle a difficult situation through improvisation using only available materials. 2. to do an impossible activity. 3. to get the impossible girl (MacGyver had a different girl in every episode).

Note: the latter two verb definitions almost made it into the Webster Dictionary as slang because of their wide use by street gangs in LA in the 1980's (this was revealed by Richard Dean Anderson, the actor who portrayed MacGyver, on a Good Morning America episode). It was also mentioned that (supposedly) for one hour every week, gang activity decreased dramatically in LA because all of the gangs were indoors watching the TV show.

Note: It should also be noted that materials used to make explosions on the TV show always had an ingredient or two left out so that they could not be repeated by viewers. The show supposedly used help from CalTech students with some of its tricks.
In the first episode, MacGyver used the lactose and sugars in chocolate bars to stop a dangerous acid leak. Other episodes included, but were DEFINITELY NOT limited to...

...breaking out of a freezer using heat from the lights to melt ice, the run-off running down a metal slat to the freezer's latch, which then refroze, expanding and breaking the latch, openning the door.

...using a CO2 fire extinguisher, a wedge, and water to freeze the water in a crack in a boulder, expanding it so that the boulder broke apart and fell from a cliff to smash/disable a Russian APC.

...hiding a rebar inside a rolled up map so that it could later be used as a disguised weapon.

... placing a metal bowl on a food processor so that it would spin slowly, catching all of the electronic "hash" (white noise) generated by the rest of the kitchen equipment turned on to jam a micro-camera's transmission, giving MacGyver and friends a place to talk and plan without being eavesdropped on; in the same episode, using the motor of a small kitchen appliance, batteries, a belt, a small cart (like those used by typical hotel room service), and a helm from a suit of armor to provide a moving target to distract motion sensor-targetted machine guns so that Mac could escape from the booby-trapped mansion.

For more recent "MacGyverisms," interested parties should see the movie "Chain Reaction," in which Keneau Reeves plays a MacGyver-like hero who is thrust into a thrilling, domestic CIA, conspiracy theory adventure. He uses the same MacGyver style to defeat his opponents: jury-rigging a flat-bottomed boat with a fan-drive so that he and Rachel Weisz can make a getaway, attaching a chain to a moving belt to pull down a scaffold on the muscle chasing them, etc.

Those interested should also note that the entire series is on DVD, either by season or collected into one huge set covering every episode.
viết bởi Jim Gilbert 03 Tháng một, 2009
 
1.
Someone who can jump-start a truck with a cactus.
viết bởi Yul 20 Tháng tám, 2003
 
2.
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.
viết bởi Jonballz 08 Tháng hai, 2004
 
3.
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
viết bởi Eldezod 17 Tháng sáu, 2004
 
4.
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.
viết bởi gooberliberation 01 Tháng một, 2006
 
5.
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.
viết bởi MacGyver101 17 Tháng sáu, 2005
 
6.
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.
viết bởi Kathryn 18 Tháng một, 2004
 
7.
A man who can make everything from anything.
Some unknown facts about MacGyver:

Fact: On the 1st day, God created MACGYVER. On the 2nd day, God created knives and paperclips. On the 3rd day.. MACGYVER created everything else.

Fact: MACGYVER can invent 1000 different things using a ball of yarn and a pair of sunglasses. 999 of these things can kill a man. The remaining thing can kill a planet.

Fact: MACGYVER invented genocide using only blankets and smallpox.

Fact: The only thing that MACGYVER cannot produce with a soda can and an extension cord... is mercy.

Fact: One time, MACGYVER built a time machine out of an old refrigerator and a pocketwatch, and used it to travel to the ancient paradise of Atlantis. However, while there, he went on a drunken bender with with a magnifying glass and a book of matches. This area is now known as the Sahara.

Fact: Chuck Norris is an android built by MACGYVER in an attempt to find a worthy opponent.

Fact: Some crazy people claim that MACGYVER was just a TV character, played by Richard Dean Anderson. In actuality, Richard Dean Anderson was played by MACGYVER, and the show was a documentary, the events of which REALLY HAPPENED.

And the final Fact: Necessity is the mother of invention but... MACGYVER is the father.
viết bởi Bob Cardealer Lewis 04 Tháng mười hai, 2007