[ US /ˈʃæk/ ]
[ UK /ʃˈæk/ ]
  1. small crude shelter used as a dwelling
  1. move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly
    The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart
    John trailed behind his class mates
  2. make one's home in a particular place or community
    may parents reside in Florida
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How To Use shack In A Sentence

  • There was no mail coach -- no driver in scarlet -- no mail guard -- no passengers, but only a ramshackle iron mail cart -- a "postboy" as driver and carrying no arms. The King's Post Being a volume of historical facts relating to the posts, mail coaches, coach roads, and railway mail services of and connected with the ancient city of Bristol from 1580 to the present time
  • In a corner, shackled and chained, was a grey mass.
  • I crossed a railroad overpass and reached a bunch of shacks where two highways forked off, both for Denver.
  • On the far left, the lead hanger runs the belt by pushing a lever with his knee and hangs the first shackle.
  • Following his defiance, KSM was subjected to a number of coercive interrogation techniques besides being waterboarded the 183 times: he was kept up for seven and a half days straight while diapered and shackled, and he was told that his kids, who were now being held in American custody, would be killed. The Longest War
  • They then shack up with other men who do not work and whose motives are sometimes less than pure. Times, Sunday Times
  • Pictures like "Snoball," which portrays a snow-cone shack with a yellow topped cone is softened by his gentle sense of humor: it is almost a "Pop" painting. John Seed: Rod Penner: Rust on Poles, Crumbling Asphalt, Light Hitting the Grass (PHOTOS)
  • It is too bad that we often put readers, ordained and lay, in costumes that shackle the creative reading of texts.
  • As he was walking past a ship chandler's shop, he was shocked to see handcuffs, leg shackles, and thumbscrews in the window.
  • FORGET the image of an old wooden shack that is home to rusty bikes and spiders. The Sun
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