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shack

 (shăk)
n.
A small, crudely built building; a shanty.
intr.v. shacked, shack·ing, shacks
To live or dwell: farm hands shacking in bunkhouses.
Idiom:
shack up Slang
1. To live together and have sexual relations without being married.
2. To live, room, or stay at a place: I'm shacking up with my cousin till I find a place of my own.

[Probably back-formation from dialectal (chiefly southern United States) shackly, rickety, perhaps from English dialectal shackle, to litter, disorder, frequentative of shake.]

shack

(ʃæk)
n
1. (Architecture) a roughly built hut
2. (Architecture) South African temporary accommodation put together by squatters
vb
[C19: perhaps from dialect shackly ramshackle, from dialect shack to shake]

shack

(ʃæk)
vb
dialect Midland English to evade (work or responsibility)

shack

(ʃæk)

n.
1. a rough cabin; shanty.
v.i.
2. shack up, Slang.
a. to live together as sexual partners without being legally married.
b. to take up residence; dwell.
[1875–80, Amer.; compare earlier shackly rickety, probably akin to ramshackle]

shack


Past participle: shacked
Gerund: shacking

Imperative
shack
shack
Present
I shack
you shack
he/she/it shacks
we shack
you shack
they shack
Preterite
I shacked
you shacked
he/she/it shacked
we shacked
you shacked
they shacked
Present Continuous
I am shacking
you are shacking
he/she/it is shacking
we are shacking
you are shacking
they are shacking
Present Perfect
I have shacked
you have shacked
he/she/it has shacked
we have shacked
you have shacked
they have shacked
Past Continuous
I was shacking
you were shacking
he/she/it was shacking
we were shacking
you were shacking
they were shacking
Past Perfect
I had shacked
you had shacked
he/she/it had shacked
we had shacked
you had shacked
they had shacked
Future
I will shack
you will shack
he/she/it will shack
we will shack
you will shack
they will shack
Future Perfect
I will have shacked
you will have shacked
he/she/it will have shacked
we will have shacked
you will have shacked
they will have shacked
Future Continuous
I will be shacking
you will be shacking
he/she/it will be shacking
we will be shacking
you will be shacking
they will be shacking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shacking
you have been shacking
he/she/it has been shacking
we have been shacking
you have been shacking
they have been shacking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shacking
you will have been shacking
he/she/it will have been shacking
we will have been shacking
you will have been shacking
they will have been shacking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shacking
you had been shacking
he/she/it had been shacking
we had been shacking
you had been shacking
they had been shacking
Conditional
I would shack
you would shack
he/she/it would shack
we would shack
you would shack
they would shack
Past Conditional
I would have shacked
you would have shacked
he/she/it would have shacked
we would have shacked
you would have shacked
they would have shacked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shack - small crude shelter used as a dwellingshack - small crude shelter used as a dwelling
igloo, iglu - an Eskimo hut; usually built of blocks (of sod or snow) in the shape of a dome
mudhif - a reed hut in the marshlands of Iraq; rare since the marshes were drained
shelter - a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
Verb1.shack - make one's home in a particular place or community; "may parents reside in Florida"
rusticate - live in the country and lead a rustic life
inhabit, live, populate, dwell - inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of; "People lived in Africa millions of years ago"; "The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted"; "this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean"; "deer are populating the woods"
2.shack - move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly; "John trailed behind his class mates"; "The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"

shack

noun hut, cabin, shanty, lean-to, dump (informal), hovel, shiel (Scot.), shieling (Scot.) a nice shack in shanty town
shack up with someone move in with, go to live with, share a house with, live together with It turned out she had shacked up with a lawyer in New York.

shack

noun
An ugly, squalid dwelling:
Translations
كوخ، خُص
chatrčžít na hromádce
bo sammenskur
domaĉo
latovaja
hreysikofaskrifli, skúrkofiskúr
gyventi susidėjusgyventi susimetus
būdadzivot kopa
búda
bajta
barakakulübenikâhsız karı koca hayatı yaşamak

shack

[ʃæk] Nchoza f, jacal m (CAm, Mex)
shack up VI + ADV to shack up with sbarrejuntarse con algn
to shack up togetherarrejuntarse, vivir arrejuntados

shack

[ˈʃæk]
n (= hut) → cabane f
shack up with
vt fusêtre à la colle avec
shacked up with sb → à la colle avec qn

shack

nHütte f, → Schuppen m
vi (inf) to shack up with somebodymit jdm zusammenziehen; to shack up togetherzusammenziehen

shack

[ʃæk]
1. ncapanno; (in slum) → baracca
2. vi to shack up with sb (fam) → convivere (con qn)

shack

(ʃӕk) noun
a roughly-built hut. a wooden shack.
verb
shack up to live together (with someone) as sexual partners without being married.
References in classic literature ?
The pair made the trip down on horseback and brought back the shack that was to be home for many years.
From the day Nellie left, Martin managed alone in the shack, "baching it," and putting his whole heart and soul into the development of his quarter-section.
How he gained entrance only Sing Lee knows, but a moment later there was a muffled crash of broken glass within the laboratory, and the Chinaman had slipped out, relocked the door, and scurried to his nearby shack.
We may find some shack to shelter us then; and if not, boardinghouses we shall have always with us.
I've got a little shack back here in the bush a hundred yards, and a pretty spring, and a few fruit trees and berry bushes.
Make it up with him," he advised Lizzie, at parting, as they stood in front of the workingman's shack in which she lived, near Sixth and Market.
Straight up the beach to a shack under a pandanus tree Raoul headed.
About five years ago I started in to stick up a shack.
If youd came through, your shack would not have blew up--I beg to inform you respectfully, am sending same pigeon.
In a little shack in the woods that adjoined the high-road, which he had converted into a temporary studio, Lord Wetherby was working on a picture which he proposed to call 'Innocence', a study of a small Italian child he had discovered in Washington Square.
At last came the day that the steamer dropped anchor in the lee of a wooded promontory where a score or more of sheet- iron shacks making an unsightly blot upon the fair face of nature proclaimed the fact that civilization had set its heel.
And Saxon could not understand a world that did such things--a world in which some men possessed so much food that they threw it away, paying men for their labor of spoiling it before they threw it away; and in the same world so many people who did not have enough food, whose babies died because their mothers' milk was not nourishing, whose young men fought and killed one another for the chance to work, whose old men and women went to the poorhouse because there was no food for them in the little shacks they wept at leaving.