[ US /ˈɫæk/ ]
[ UK /lˈæk/ ]
VERB
  1. be without
    There is something missing in my jewelry box!
    This soup lacks salt
NOUN
  1. the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
    water is the critical deficiency in desert regions
    for want of a nail the shoe was lost
    there is a serious lack of insight into the problem
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How To Use lack In A Sentence

  • A little pyrotechnics display tacked on just serves to emphasise its lack of cutting edge. Times, Sunday Times
  • Blackpool Scorpions notched their first away win of the season against a good attacking Leigh team.
  • Watching celebs suffer from hunger and lack of home comforts is somehow really entertaining. The Sun
  • Which is stupid, considering the drivers around here A: Don't normally stop for people and in fact have been caught trying to sneak ~around~ them and B: I've been nicked several times and almost hit three times different instances last summer attempting to obey the biking laws, none of those for mistakes on my part as I've been scared shitless at the lack of aware driving that's crept over my town. The funny thing about Pain..... (Let's talk trauma!)
  • On the other hand, a blazer and slacks would probably be acceptable. Times, Sunday Times
  • A boa made from black water mink is worth about 50 dollars, a collarette about $100,00 and a coat reaching down to the hips would cost about $250,00. Black Beaver The Trapper
  • I picked a piece of fluff off my shiny black suit.
  • The overseer, a great strong man, cracking his "blacksnake" from time to time, to enforce authority, excited our strong indignation. 'Three Score Years and Ten' Life-Long Memories of Fort Snelling, Minnesota, and Other Parts of the West
  • Horatia was still in mourning for her mother, and wore a black skirt, but Lucilla's was of rich deep gentianella-coloured silk, and the buttons of her white vest were of beautiful coral. Hopes and Fears or, scenes from the life of a spinster
  • The building is dark brick topped by pinky-coloured concrete block walls, white plastic-looking fascia board, black plastic guttering and an artificial slate roof.
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