English version

tack something ↔ on

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtack something ↔ on phrasal verbADDto add something new to something that is already complete, especially in a way that looks wrong or spoils the original thing a beautiful old house with a hideous modern extension tacked on at the back tack→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
tack onThe Vice-President, Richard M.. Nixon, then tried an-other tack.To the left of the map pictures of Paula Wilson, plus the remains of the two dead murderers, were tacked.There beside him, tacked up on a long corkboard and framed inn glass, were the familiar pages of the Tribune.In the spring, you could tack them on a post in your garden to keep the crows. away!Let the samples dry thoroughly, then tack them up on a wall and note the differences.I washed it and soaked it best I could and tacked it on for the back of the skirt.Questions about the nature of the self have taken different tacks depending on which tradition the questions come from.
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Verb table
tack
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytack
he, she, ittacks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytacked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave tacked
he, she, ithas tacked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad tacked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill tack
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have tacked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam tacking
he, she, itis tacking
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you, we, theyare tacking
Past
I, he, she, itwas tacking
you, we, theywere tacking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been tacking
he, she, ithas been tacking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been tacking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be tacking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been tacking
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