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tr.v. bar·racked, bar·rack·ing, bar·racks
To house (soldiers, for example) in quarters.
n. often barracks
1. A building or group of buildings used to house military personnel.
2. A large, unadorned building used for temporary occupancy.
[From French baraque, hut made of planks, barrack, from Middle French barraque, ultimately (via Old Provençal baraca Old Spanish barraca) from Catalan barraca, hut, perhaps partly from a source akin to Spanish varga, thatched hut (of unknown origin) and partly from medieval Andalusian Arabic *barrāka, perhaps meaning "hut for resting beasts of burden" (from Arabic barraka, to make (a camel) kneel; akin to Akkadian birku and Hebrew berek, knee).]
v. bar·racked, bar·rack·ing, bar·racks
1. Chiefly British To jeer or shout at a player, speaker, or team.
2. Australian To shout support for a team.
v.tr. Chiefly British
To shout against; jeer at.
[Perhaps from Irish dialectal barrack, to brag; akin to brag.]
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(Military) to house (people, esp soldiers) in barracks
1. to criticize loudly or shout against (a player, team, speaker, etc); jeer
2. (foll by: for) to shout support (for)
[C19: from northern Irish: to boast]
ˈbarracking n, adj
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n. Usu., barracks.
1. a building or group of buildings for lodging soldiers, esp. in garrison.
2. any large building in which many people are lodged.v.t., v.i.
3. to lodge in barracks.
[1680–90; < French baraque, Middle French < Catalan barraca hut]
1. to jeer; scoff.v.t.
2. to shout for or against, as a sports team.
[1885–90; orig. Australian E, perhaps < N Ireland dial. barrack to brag]
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Past participle: barracked
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|Noun||1.||barrack - a building or group of buildings used to house military personnel|
casern - military barracks in a garrison town
military quarters - living quarters for personnel on a military post
squad room - a room in a barracks where soldiers are billeted
|Verb||1.||barrack - lodge in barracks|
|2.||barrack - spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"|
cheerlead - act as a cheerleader in a sports event
encourage - inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
|3.||barrack - laugh at with contempt and derision; "The crowd jeered at the speaker"|
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verb (Informal) heckle, abuse, mock, bait, criticize, boo, taunt, jeer, shout down, diss (slang, chiefly U.S.), flame (informal) Fans gained more enjoyment barracking him than cheering on the team.
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barrack(esp Brit) [ˈbærək] VT → abuchear
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barrack[ˈbærək] vt (British) (= heckle) [+ speaker, performer] → chahuter
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vt soldiers → kasernieren
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