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Synonyms for tack

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tack(noun)

    the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails

    sheet, tacking, saddlery, stable gear, shroud, weather sheet, mainsheet

  2. tack(noun)

    a short nail with a sharp point and a large head

    sheet, tacking, saddlery, stable gear, shroud, weather sheet, mainsheet

  3. stable gear, saddlery, tack(noun)

    gear for a horse

    saddlery, weather sheet, tacking, stable gear, shroud, mainsheet, sheet

  4. sheet, tack, mainsheet, weather sheet, shroud(noun)

    (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind

    plane, bed sheet, weather sheet, canvas, pall, sheet, flat solid, winding-sheet, sheet of paper, sail, canvass, shroud, tabloid, winding-clothes, saddlery, mainsheet, stable gear, cerement, piece of paper, rag, tacking

  5. tack, tacking(noun)

    (nautical) the act of changing tack

    saddlery, basting, weather sheet, tacking, basting stitch, baste, stable gear, shroud, mainsheet, sheet

  6. tack(verb)

    sailing a zigzag course

    sheet, tacking, saddlery, stable gear, shroud, weather sheet, mainsheet

  7. tack(verb)

    fasten with tacks

    "tack the notice on the board"

    switch, append, tack together, hang on, tag on, flip, assemble, wear round, baste, set up, put together, flip-flop, tack on, alternate, interchange, piece

  8. tack, wear round(verb)

    turn into the wind

    "The sailors decided to tack the boat"; "The boat tacked"

    tack together, hang on, assemble, interchange, put together, set up, tag on, switch, append, flip-flop, tack on, flip, baste, piece, alternate, wear round

  9. assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together(verb)

    create by putting components or members together

    "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a committee"

    tack on, tack together, wear round, put together, found, prepare, foregather, instal, piece, hang on, fix, establish, put in, pick, gear up, put up, meet, frame, entrap, alternate, switch, baste, arrange, tag on, set up, forgather, get together, order, erect, ensnare, raise, lay out, launch, pitch, flip-flop, append, ready, nibble, interchange, put, effect, flip, effectuate, install, rear, assemble, set, gather, rig, patch

  10. baste, tack(verb)

    sew together loosely, with large stitches

    "baste a hem"

    tack together, hang on, assemble, interchange, put together, set up, alternate, batter, clobber, tag on, append, flip-flop, tack on, flip, baste, piece, switch, wear round

  11. append, tag on, tack on, tack, hang on(verb)

    fix to; attach

    "append a charm to the necklace"

    tack together, hang on, assemble, interchange, supply, put together, hang in, set up, alternate, persist, add, tag on, affix, append, flip-flop, supplement, tack on, flip, baste, piece, switch, hold on, hold the line, add on, persevere, wear round

  12. interchange, tack, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flop(verb)

    reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

    tack together, put together, flip over, swop, transpose, exchange, piece, flip, append, hang on, tack on, twitch, flick, understudy, thumb, change, alternate, switch, counterchange, throw, leaf, pitch, trade, sky, riffle, riff, flip out, switch over, baste, wear round, substitute, toss, flip-flop, change over, set up, shift, turn over, jump, swap, replace, assemble, take turns, tag on, interchange


  1. tack(verb)

    coming about

  2. tack(verb)



Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tack(v. a.)

    fasten (slightly), attach, append, affix, tag

  2. tack(v. a.)

    nail (with tacks)

  3. tack(v. a.)

    (Naut.) put about, change the course of

  4. tack(v. n.)

    (Naut.) go about, tack ship

  5. tack(n.)

    small nail

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    tactic, razor

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How to use tack in a sentence?

  1. Austin Nunn:

    That's the good news. The bad news is every single time( Milos Raonic steps) it literally feels like Milos Raonic's stepping on a tack or jellyfish, is the equivalent, milos Raonic is trying to get ready to play the French Open.

  2. Element Pointe Dominguez:

    You need a combination of active versus passive investments, the problem with active funds is that you can outperform by picking good stocks. But once you tack on management fees, it's hard to beat a broader market ETF.

  3. Manuel Valls:

    There is no question of changing tack, even if adjustments are always possible.

  4. Tommy Boy:

    Richard Okay... seatbelts. Just put the little thing into the big thing and... I tell ya what. If you don't know how to fasten your seatbelt, just raise your hand and I'll have Tommy Boy here come back there and hit you in the head with a tack hammer because you're a RETARD

  5. Stephen Colbert:

    The way I was going to approach talking to him about this subject, which I knew he didn’t want to talk about, was people in the movie talk about rumors of sexual impropriety by one of the characters. At like minute 42, one of the characters says ‘can you separate the artist from the rumors about him?’ How would you answer that question? That was going to be my tack.

Translations for tack

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  • křižováníCzech
  • tackDanish
  • Wende, heften, wendenGerman
  • πρόκαGreek
  • agregar, curso de accion, sujetar, voltejear, rumbo, con, curso, tachuela, añadirSpanish
  • میخPersian
  • nupi, venda, valjaat, kylkiäinen, suunta, luovi, vastakäännös, etukulma, tahmeus, liittää, valjastaa, kursia, halssikulma, satuloida, tehdä, harsinta, satulointi, halssi, vendata, harsia, kurssiFinnish
  • harnais, louvoyer, harnachement, virement lof pour lofFrench
  • מכלבHebrew
  • Korean
  • fooschenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • pine, whakaripiMāori
  • overstag gaanDutch
  • намётка, клёпка, клейкость, кнопка, прикреплять, курс, гвоздик, лавировать, галс, стежок, липкостьRussian
  • nubba, kurs, nubbSwedish
  • atelêye, haerna, atelêyes, haernas, haernaxhmintWalloon

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