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Another word for tack

  1. A method used in dealing with something

      1. The basic method for making or doing something, such as an artistic work or scientific procedure:
      2. Skill or command in a particular activity:
      1. A manner of proceeding; a way of performing or effecting something:
      2. A series of steps taken to accomplish an end:
      3. A set of instructions that performs a specific task; a subroutine or function.
      1. An orderly or step-by-step conception or proposal for accomplishing an objective:
      2. A proposed or intended course of action:
      3. A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline:
      1. A method of operating or functioning.
      2. A person's manner of working.
      1. A geometric figure formed by a point moving along a fixed direction and the reverse direction.
      2. A thin continuous mark, as that made by a pen, pencil, or brush applied to a surface.
      3. A similar mark cut or scratched into a surface.
      1. Development in a particular way; progress:
      2. Movement in time; duration:
      3. The direction of continuing movement:
      1. To set upon with violent force.
      2. To criticize strongly or in a hostile manner.
      3. To start work on with purpose and vigor:
      1. To come near or nearer, as in space or time:
      2. To make an approach, as in golf.
      3. To come or go near or nearer to:
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  2. An often sudden change or departure, as in a trend

      1. To wind together (two or more threads, for example) so as to produce a single strand.
      2. To form in this manner:
      3. To wind or coil (vines or rope, for example) about something.
      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
      1. To exchange (one thing) for another of the same class:
      2. To move or transfer from one place or position to another.
      3. To alter (position or place).
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Another word for tack

  1. An oblique course

      1. An exchange or a swap, especially one done secretly.
      2. A transference or shift, as of opinion or attention.
      3. A device used to break or open an electric circuit or to divert current from one conductor to another.
      1. Material, such as boards or shingles, used for surfacing the outside walls of a frame building.
      2. A short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track.
      1. A formation of troops in which each unit is positioned successively to the left or right of the rear unit to form an oblique or steplike line.
      2. A flight formation or arrangement of craft in this manner.
      3. A similar formation of groups, units, or individuals.
      1. To swerve off course momentarily or temporarily:
      2. To turn about the vertical axis. Used of an aircraft, spacecraft, or projectile.
      3. To move unsteadily; weave.
      1. A line or course that proceeds by sharp turns in alternating directions.
      2. One of a series of such sharp turns.
      3. Something, such as a road or design, that exhibits one or a series of sharp turns.
      1. To turn aside or be turned aside from a straight path or established pattern.
      2. The act of swerving.
      1. To clean or clear, as of dirt, with a broom or brush:
      2. To clear away with a broom or brush:
      3. To clear (a path or space) with a broom or brush.
      1. The act or procedure of altering.
      2. The condition resulting from altering; modification.
      1. The act, fact, or process of varying.
      2. The extent or degree to which something varies:
      3. Something different from another of the same type:
      1. The act of digressing.
      2. An instance of digressing, especially a written or spoken passage that has no bearing on the main subject.
      1. The act of deviating or turning aside.
      2. An instance of this:
      3. Divergence from an accepted idea, policy, or norm of behavior:
      1. A line, curve, or surface meeting another line, curve, or surface at a common point and sharing a common tangent line or tangent plane at that point.
      2. The trigonometric function of an acute angle in a right triangle that is the ratio of the length of the side opposite the angle to the length of the side adjacent to the angle.
      3. A sudden digression or change of course:
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  1. To fasten lightly

      1. A single complete movement of a threaded needle in sewing or surgical suturing:
      2. A single loop of thread or yarn made with an implement such as a sewing or knitting needle.
      3. A single loop or knot of thread used in closing a wound or incision in surgery; a suture.
      1. To make, repair, or fasten by stitching, as with a needle and thread or a sewing machine:
      2. To furnish with stitches for the purpose of closing, fastening, or attaching:
      3. To work with a needle and thread or with a sewing machine.
      1. To climb or ascend:
      2. To place oneself upon; get up on:
      3. To climb onto (a female) for copulation. Used of male animals.
      1. A slim, pointed piece of metal hammered into material as a fastener.
      2. A fingernail or toenail.
      3. A claw or talon.
      1. To fasten or secure with or as if with a cord, rope, or strap:
      2. To fasten by drawing together the parts or sides and knotting with strings or laces:
      3. To make by fastening ends or parts:
      1. To sew loosely with large running stitches so as to hold together temporarily.
      1. A smooth viscous mixture, as of flour and water or of starch and water, that is used as an adhesive for joining light materials, such as paper and cloth.
      2. The moist clay or clay mixture used in making porcelain or pottery.
      3. A smooth dough of water, flour, and butter or other shortening, used in making pastry.
      1. A short, straight, stiff piece of wire with a blunt head and a sharp point, used especially for fastening.
      2. Something, such as a safety pin, that resembles such a piece of wire in shape or use.
      3. A whit; a jot:
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  2. To steer an oblique course