barrack


barrack
bar|rack [ˈbærək] v [I and T]
1.) BrE to interrupt someone, especially a performer or a player, by shouting criticism at them
At the 1965 Newport Folk Festival Bob Dylan was barracked for using electric instruments.
2.) AusE to shout to show that you support someone or something

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  • barrack — Ⅰ. barrack [1] ► VERB ▪ provide (soldiers) with accommodation. Ⅱ. barrack [2] ► VERB 1) Brit. & Austral./NZ jeer loudly at (a performer or speaker). 2) (barrack for …   English terms dictionary

  • Barrack — Bar rack, n. [F. baraque, fr. It. baracca (cf. Sp. barraca), from LL. barra bar. See {Bar}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Mil.) A building for soldiers, especially when in garrison. Commonly in the pl., originally meaning temporary huts, but now usually …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Barrack — Bar rack, v. t. To supply with barracks; to establish in barracks; as, to barrack troops. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Barrack — may refer to:*Barracks, military housing *Barrack (video game) *To cheer or support one side in a competition, in Australian English [http://www.aussieslang.com/slang/australian slang b.asp] ee also*Barack (disambiguation) *Barak (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • Barrack — Bar rack, v. i. To live or lodge in barracks. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barrack — 1680s, temporary hut for soldiers during a siege, from Fr. barraque, from Sp. barraca (mid 13c. in Medieval Latin) soldier s tent, lit. cabin, hut, perhaps from barro clay, mud, which is probably of Celt Iberian origin. Meaning permanent building …   Etymology dictionary

  • barrack — barrack1 [bar′ək, ber′ək] n. [Fr baraque < Sp barraca, cabin, mud hut < barro, clay, mud < VL * barrum, clay] 1. Rare an improvised hut 2. [pl., often with sing. v.] a) a building or group of buildings for housing soldiers b) a large,… …   English World dictionary

  • barrack — I. /ˈbærək / (say baruhk) noun (usually plural) 1. a building or range of buildings for lodging soldiers, especially in garrison. 2. Australian History accommodation of a similar kind for the temporary housing of convicts. 3. any large, plain… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Barrack — Recorded in several spellings including: Baroc, Baroche, Baroucke, Barrack, Barracks, Bazoche, and Bazoge, this is a surname of early French origins. In its various forms it is found elsewhere in Europe, including England. However spelt it is… …   Surnames reference

  • barrack — UK [ˈbærək] / US [ˈberək] verb Word forms barrack : present tense I/you/we/they barrack he/she/it barracks present participle barracking past tense barracked past participle barracked 1) [intransitive/transitive] to shout at someone who is… …   English dictionary

  • barrack — 1. n. & v. n. (usu. in pl., often treated as sing.) 1 a building or building complex used to house soldiers. 2 any building used to accommodate large numbers of people. 3 a large building of a bleak or plain appearance. v.tr. place (soldiers… …   Useful english dictionary


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