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shack

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Buildings
shackshack1 /ʃæk/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 TBBa small building that has not been built very well 🔊 a tin shack
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shackAn old woman emerges from a shack behind the cantina, buttoning up a torn housedress.He lives in a shack with his wife and four children.I've seen the homes they live in-mud-floored shacks with no sanitation or direct access to running water.A girl of about sixteen stands in the doorway of the little shack that is connected to the store.It is a community of tar-paper shacks and few prospects.They lived in a one-room shack.It was small, but seemed surprisingly well stocked for a peasant's shack.Brucha has lived in his off-trail shack for 14 years, and in that time, he has made it his own.The run-down villas and cement footpaths give way to dusty tracks and wooden shacks.
shackshack2 verb 🔊 🔊 shack up→ See Verb table
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Verb table
shack
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyshack
he, she, itshacks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyshacked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave shacked
he, she, ithas shacked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad shacked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill shack
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have shacked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam shacking
he, she, itis shacking
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you, we, theyare shacking
Past
I, he, she, itwas shacking
you, we, theywere shacking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been shacking
he, she, ithas been shacking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been shacking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be shacking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been shacking
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