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tack on


Definitions from WordNet

Verb tack on has 1 sense
  1. append, tag on, tack on, tack, hang on - fix to; attach; "append a charm to the necklace"
    --1 is one way to attach
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody

Definitions from the Web

Tack On

Part of Speech: Phrasal verb


To add or append something, especially in a hurried, careless, or haphazard manner.


Sense 1:

To add an extra item or information to something, often without much consideration or thought.

Example Sentence: He decided to tack on a few more slides to his presentation at the last minute.

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Sense 2:

To increase the cost, time, or difficulty of something by adding extra work, tasks, or requirements.

Example Sentence: The unexpected rainstorm tacked on an extra hour to our journey.

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Sense 3:

To attach or fasten something to another object or surface.

Example Sentence: She quickly tacked on the missing button to her shirt before going out.

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Sense 4 (Local):

In some regional dialects, "tack on" can mean to criticize or lecture someone sharply.

Example Sentence: The teacher tacked on the student for not submitting the assignment on time.

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