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"tack" in British English

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tacknoun

uk   /tæk/  us   /tæk/

tackverb

uk   /tæk/  us   /tæk/
  • tack verb (SEW)

[I or T] (also mainly US baste) to sew with a long, loose stitch that holds two pieces of material together temporarily, before they are sewn together in a more tidy or permanent way
tacking
noun [U] uk   /ˈtæk.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈtæk.ɪŋ/
Phrasal verbs
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"tack" in American English

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tacknoun [C]

 us   /tæk/
  • tack noun [C] (NAIL)

a short, sharp nail with a wide, flat end, or a thumbtack
  • tack noun [C] (WAY OF DEALING)

one of several possible ways of dealing with something: When this tack didn’t work, I tried another.

tackverb [T]

 /tæk/
to fasten something with tacks: We tacked up a few decorations for the party.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of tack from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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