tack

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n
1. nail, rivet, brad, cleat, staple; pin, peg, dowel, skewer; spike, bolt, toggle, cotter, cotter pin, treenail, trunnel, thole or tholepin; thumbtack, Brit. drawing pin, carpet tack, roofing tack; stitch, baste, lace; safety pin, straight pin, snap, button; catch, clamp, hook, grappler, holdfast, latch, loop.
2. direction, way, route, heading, bearing, trajectory, Naut. leeway, course; road, path, pathway, trail, track; run, cut, channel.
3. zigzag, Naut. jibe, deviation, yaw, Aeron. drift; divergence, by-pass, detour, alteration, change, swerve, sheer, switch, shunt, divagation, sidling, Navig. driftage, Navig. windage; declination, divarication.
4. set, aim, tendency, inclination, bent, tenor; ap-proach, attack, method, procedure, practice, line, line or course of action.
5. harness, equipment, equipage, gear, fittings, outfit, kit, tackle, rigging, apparatus, rig, appointments,
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6. fasten, pin, attach, fix, pin on or down; nail, rivet, bolt, screw, skewer, peg, staple, toggle; lace, tie, hitch, bind, clinch, knit, splice, sew, stitch, baste; hook, snap, button, buckle, zipper, Inf. zip; brace, truss, wire; join, unite, combine, couple, yoke, bracket, tether.
7.Often tack on
append, annex, affix; add on or onto, tag, tag on, Inf. slap on, Inf. hitch on; prefix, suffix, subjoin, adjoin, conjoin; ornament, decorate.
8. zigzag, Naut. jibe, yaw, warp, chop, shunt, chop and change; proceed to windward, go about, heel; wander, stray, divagate.
9. swerve, sheer, turn, shift, change course, turn a corner; deviate, veer, diverge, go through a change of heart, switch sides, make a turnabout, do an about-face, come about, come round or around; modify, adapt, alter, transform, go through a sea change.
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fare, food, nutriment, aliment, viands, edibles, bread; victuals, provisions, rations, commons, comestibles; meals, board, sustenance, nourishment; diet, regimen, menu, table.

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  • Tack — Tack, n. [OE. tak, takke, a fastening; akin to D. tak a branch, twig, G. zacke a twig, prong, spike, Dan. takke a tack, spike; cf. also Sw. tagg prickle, point, Icel. t[=a]g a willow twig, Ir. taca a peg, nail, fastening, Gael. tacaid, Armor. &… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tack — may refer to:* Tack , a type of cut nail, used in upholstery, shoe making and saddle manufacture * Horse tack, harness and equipment to allow horse back riding * Tack (sewing) (also baste or pin ), quick, temporary stitching intended to be… …   Wikipedia

  • Tack — ist der Name von Alfred Tack (1898–1970), deutscher Politiker (SPD) Anita Tack (* 1951), deutsche Politikerin (Die Linke) Conrad Tack (1844 1919), Unternehmer und Mitbegründer Conrad Tack u. Cie Fritz Tack (* 1942), deutscher Politiker (Die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tack — Tack, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tacked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tacking}.] [Cf. OD. tacken to touch, take, seize, fix, akin to E. take. See {Tack} a small nail.] 1. To fasten or attach. In hopes of getting some commendam tacked to their sees. Swift. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tack — vt: to combine (a use, possession, or period of time) with that of another esp. in order to satisfy the statutory time period for acquiring title to or a prescriptive easement in the property of a third party successive adverse users in privity… …   Law dictionary

  • tack|y — tack|y1 «TAK ee», adjective, tack|i|er, tack|i|est. very sticky or gummy; adhesive: »A tacky disk surface permits changing the abrasives (Science News Letter). ╂[< …   Useful english dictionary

  • tack — Ⅰ. tack [1] ► NOUN 1) a small, sharp broad headed nail. 2) N. Amer. a drawing pin. 3) a long stitch used to fasten fabrics together temporarily. 4) a course of action. 5) Sailing an act of tacking. 6) …   English terms dictionary

  • Tack — Tack, v. i. (Naut.) To change the direction of a vessel by shifting the position of the helm and sails; also (as said of a vessel), to have her direction changed through the shifting of the helm and sails. See {Tack}, v. t., 4. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tack — [tak] n. [ME takke < MDu tacke, twig, point, akin to Ger zacke < ? IE base * dek , to tear > TAIL1] 1. a short nail or pin, with a narrow shaft that is not tapered and a relatively large, flat head 2. a) the act of fastening, esp. in a… …   English World dictionary

  • Tack — Tack, n. [From an old or dialectal form of F. tache. See {Techy}.] 1. A stain; a tache. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. [Cf. L. tactus.] A peculiar flavor or taint; as, a musty tack. [Obs. or Colloq.] Drayton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tack — [n1] course of movement aim, alteration, approach, bearing, bend, deflection, deviation, digression, direction, double, echelon, heading, line, method, oblique course, path, plan, point of sail, procedure, set, shift, siding, sidling, sweep,… …   New thesaurus

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