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tack

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  • n.方针;方法;大头钉;马具
  • v.抢风行驶;(用平头钉)钉住;绷;用粗线脚缝
  • Web粘性;图钉;粗缝
Plural Form:tacks  Present Participle:tacking  Past Tense:tacked  
tack
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n.
1.
[u][sing]
方针;方法;思路the way in which you deal with a particular situation; the direction of your words or thoughts
a complete change of tack
方法的完全改变
It was a brave decision to change tack in the middle of the project.
在项目进行过程当中改变方针是个大胆的决定。
When threats failed, she decided to try/take a different tack .
威胁不成,她便决定变换策略。
His thoughts wandered off on another tack .
他走神想另一个问题了。
2.
[c][u]
(帆船的)抢风调向,抢风行驶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) .
他们正在左╱右舷戗风行使。
3.
[c]
(尤指把地毯钉在地板上的)平头钉,大头钉a small nail with a sharp point and a flat head, used especially for fixing a carpet to the floor
a carpet tack
地毯钉
4.
[c]
粗线脚缝;假缝a long loose stitch used for holding pieces of cloth together temporarily, before you sew them finally
5.
[u]
鞍辔;马具the equipment that you need for riding a horse, such as a saddle and bridle
v.
1.
[t]
~ sth + adv./prep.
(用平头钉)钉住to fasten sth in place with a tack or tacks
The carpet was tacked to the floor.
地毯是用平头钉钉在地板上的。
2.
[t]
~ sth (+ adv./prep.)
绷;用粗线脚缝to fasten pieces of cloth together temporarily with long loose stitches before sewing them finally
3.
[i]
抢风行驶;换抢;作之字形航行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

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