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Definition 1: small crude shelter used as a dwelling - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for shack in the sense of this definition

(shack is a kind of ...) a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger

(... is a kind of shack ) an Eskimo hut; usually built of blocks (of sod or snow) in the shape of a dome

(... is a kind of shack ) a reed hut in the marshlands of Iraq; rare since the marshes were drained

Definition 2: move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly - [verb of motion]

Samples where shack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • John trailed behind his class mates
  • The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart

Synonyms for shack in the sense of this definition

(shack is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

Definition 3: make one's home in a particular place or community - [verb of stative]

Samples where shack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • may parents reside in Florida

Synonyms for shack in the sense of this definition

(shack is a kind of ...) be an inhabitant of or reside in

"People lived in Africa millions of years ago" "The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted" "this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean" "deer are populating the woods"

(... is a kind of shack ) live in the country and lead a rustic life

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