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tack /tæk/
  • danh từ
    • đồ ăn
    • đinh đầu bẹt; đinh bấm
    • đường khâu lược
    • (hàng hải) dây néo góc buồm
    • (hàng hải) đường chạy (của thuyền buồm dựa theo chiều gió)
    • (nghĩa bóng) đường lối, chính sách, chiến thuật ((thường) là khác với đường lối chính sách, chiến thuật trước đó)
      • on the right tack: theo đường lối đúng
    • to come down to brass tacks
      • (xem) brass
  • ngoại động từ
    • đóng bằng đinh đầu bẹt, đóng bằng đinh bấm
      • to tack the carpet down: đóng thấm thảm vào sàn nhà
    • khâu lược, đính tạm
    • (hàng hải) đôi đường chạy, trở buồm (của thuyền)
    • nội động từ
      • trở buồm để lợi gió (thuyền buồm)
      • thay đổi đường lối, thay đổi chính sách
    Concise Dictionary
    +the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails
    +a short nail with a sharp point and a large head
    +gear for a horse
    +(nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
    +(nautical) the act of changing tack
    +sailing a zigzag course
    +fasten with tacks
    +turn into the wind
    +create by putting components or members together
    +sew together loosely, with large stitches
    +fix to; attach
    +reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 pin, push-pin, nail, Brit drawing-pin, tin-tack, US thumbtack:
    Someone keeps stealing the tacks from the bulletin board.
    2 fastening, stitch, baste:
    Could you put some tacks in the hem so I can try on the skirt?
    3 direction, bearing, heading, course, approach; way, path, procedure, method, technique, attack, line:
    Our new tack was due east. They may have to take a different tack to win the contract.
    4 tackle, gear, equipment, equipage, harness, saddlery, fittings, fitments, kit, outfit, rig, rigging, accoutrements or US also accouterments:
    He has ordered all new tack for his horse.
    5 pin, attach, fasten, secure, join, couple, unite, combine, stick, fix, affix, staple, nail, skewer, peg, screw, bolt, rivet; baste, stitch, sew, bind, tie; paste, glue, cement, solder, braze, weld:
    You were only supposed to tack these together lightly, but now I can't pull them apart.
    6 change direction or heading or course, Nautical go or come about; zigzag, veer off or away, Nautical beat:
    We tacked quickly to avoid striking the buoy.
    7 tack on. add (on), append, annex, attach, tag on:
    When they tacked on a rider to the contract, we refused to sign it.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 [U, sing.] the way in which you deal with a particular situation; the direction of your words or thoughts: a complete / sudden change of tack + It was a brave decision to change tack in the middle of the project. + When threats failed, she decided to try / take a different tack. + His thoughts wandered off on another tack. + I find gentle persuasion is the best tack.
    2 [C, U] (technical) the direction that a boat with sails takes as it sails at an angle to the wind in order to fill its sails: They were sailing on (a) port / starboard tack (= with the wind coming from the left / right side).
    3 [C] a small nail with a sharp point and a flat head, used especially for fixing a carpet to the floor: a carpet tack
    Compare: NAIL n. (2)
    4 [C] (AmE) = DRAWING PIN
    See also - BLU-TACK
    5 [C] a long loose stitch used for holding pieces of fabric together temporarily, before you sew them finally
    6 [U] (technical) the equipment that you need for riding a horse, such as a SADDLE and BRIDLE: a tack room (= the room where this equipment is kept)
    Idioms see BRASS
    + verb
    1 [VN +adv./prep.] to fasten sth in place with a tack or tacks: The carpet was tacked to the floor.
    2 [VN] to fasten pieces of fabric together temporarily with long, loose stitches before sewing it finally: She tacked the sleeve of the blouse into the armhole.
    3 [V] (technical) to change the direction of a sailing boat so that the wind blows onto the sails from the opposite side; to do this several times in order to travel in the direction that the wind is coming from
    Phrasal Verbs: tack sth<->on
    tack sth onto sth (informal) to add sth to sth that already exists, especially in a careless way: The poems were tacked on at the end of the book.
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 way of achieving sth


    right, wrong


    go off on, take, try
    New research is taking a different tack. The interviewer decided to try another tack.
    | change, switch
    She suddenly changed tack, taking him by surprise.


    on a/the ~
    I think you're on the wrong tack with that approach.


    a change of tack

    2 direction of a sailing boat in relation to the wind


    port, starboard | opposite


    sail on
    We were sailing on starboard tack.
    | change, swing onto/to
    The yacht swung to the opposite tack.

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