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noun tack pronunciation in British English /tæk/
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  1. 2
    [singular] a particular way of doing or achieving something

    Let’s try a different tack.

    change tack:

    The government may change tack if it loses support.

  2. 3
    [uncountable] the pieces of equipment that you put on a horse when you are going to ride it
  3. 4
    [uncountable] informal objects that you do not like because they are cheap and not attractive
  4. 5
    [countable] a direction that a boat sails in relation to the wind

    a long starboard tack


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