to change one's tack


to change one's tack
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English-russian dctionary of diplomacy. 2014.

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  • tack — I. /tæk / (say tak) noun 1. a short, sharp pointed nail or pin, usually with a flat and comparatively large head. 2. a stitch, especially a long stitch used in fastening seams, etc., preparatory to a more thorough sewing. 3. a fastening,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • tack — tack1 tacker, n. tackless, adj. /tak/, n. 1. a short, sharp pointed nail, usually with a flat, broad head. 2. Naut. a. a rope for extending the lower forward corner of a course. b. the lower forward corner of a course or fore and aft sail. See… …   Universalium

  • tack — I [[t]tæk[/t]] n. 1) bui a short, sharp pointed nail, usu. with a broad, flat head 2) a course of action, esp. one differing from some preceding or other course: took the wrong tack[/ex] 3) a) naut. navig. the heading of a sailing vessel, when… …   From formal English to slang

  • tack´er — tack1 «tak», noun, verb. –n. 1. a short, sharp pointed nail or pin with a flat, broad head: »We bought some carpet tacks. 2. a long, loose stitch used as a temporary fastening before final sewing. 3. any very slight, loose fastening: »hanging by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • change — [[t]tʃe͟ɪnʤ[/t]] ♦ changes, changing, changed 1) N VAR: usu with supp If there is a change in something, it becomes different. → See also sea change The ambassador appealed for a change in US policy... What is needed is a change of attitude on… …   English dictionary

  • change — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Alteration Nouns 1. change, alteration, mutation, permutation, variation, modification, modulation, innovation, metastasis; transition; menopause; deviation, flux, turn; shift; diversion, break; reform,… …   English dictionary for students

  • tack — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a small sharp broad headed nail. 2 US a drawing pin. 3 a long stitch used in fastening fabrics etc. lightly or temporarily together. 4 a the direction in which a ship moves as determined by the position of its sails and regarded… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tack (sailing) — Tack is a term used in sailing that has different meanings in different contexts. ailThe tack is the lower corner of the sail s leading edge. On a sloop rigged sailboat, the mainsail tack is connected to the mast and the boom at the gooseneck. On …   Wikipedia

  • tack — [tak] n. [ME takke < MDu tacke, twig, point, akin to Ger zacke < ? IE base * dek , to tear > TAIL1] 1. a short nail or pin, with a narrow shaft that is not tapered and a relatively large, flat head 2. a) the act of fastening, esp. in a… …   English World dictionary

  • Tack — Tack, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tacked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tacking}.] [Cf. OD. tacken to touch, take, seize, fix, akin to E. take. See {Tack} a small nail.] 1. To fasten or attach. In hopes of getting some commendam tacked to their sees. Swift. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tack — Tack, n. [OE. tak, takke, a fastening; akin to D. tak a branch, twig, G. zacke a twig, prong, spike, Dan. takke a tack, spike; cf. also Sw. tagg prickle, point, Icel. t[=a]g a willow twig, Ir. taca a peg, nail, fastening, Gael. tacaid, Armor. &… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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