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tack

tack

 
 
pronunciation:
taek
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a short pin with a flat, wide head.
similar words:
pin, spike, thumbtack
definition 2: a way of dealing with a problem.
Since your way hasn't worked, let's take a different tack.
synonyms:
scheme
similar words:
approach, method, plan, procedure, way
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: tacked, tacking, tacks
definition 1: to fasten or attach with a tack.
She tacked the poster to the bulletin board.
synonyms:
pin
similar words:
affix, attach, fasten, nail, rivet, staple, stick
definition 2: to add as something extra (usually followed by "on").
He tacked on twenty dollars to my pay.
synonyms:
annex
similar words:
add
derivation: tacker (n.)