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tack

tack
(n.) A stain; a tache.
(n.) A peculiar flavor or taint; as, a musty tack.
(n.) A small, short, sharp-pointed nail, usually having a broad, flat head.
(n.) That which is attached; a supplement; an appendix. See Tack, v. t., 3.
(v. i.) To change the direction of a vessel by shifting the position of the helm and sails; also (as said of a vessel), to have her direction changed through the shifting of the helm and sails. See Tack, v. t., 4.
(v. t.) A rope used to hold in place the foremost lower corners of the courses when the vessel is closehauled (see Illust. of Ship); also, a rope employed to pull the lower corner of a studding sail to the boom.
(v. t.) The part of a sail to which the tack is usually fastened; the foremost lower corner of fore-and-aft sails, as of schooners (see Illust. of Sail).
(v. t.) The direction of a vessel in regard to the trim of her sails; as, the starboard tack, or port tack; -- the former when she is closehauled with the wind on her starboard side; hence, the run of a vessel on one tack; also, a change of direction.
(v. t.) A contract by which the use of a thing is set, or let, for hire; a lease.
(v. t.) Confidence; reliance.
(v. t.) To fasten or attach.
(v. t.) Especially, to attach or secure in a slight or hasty manner, as by stitching or nailing; as, to tack together the sheets of a book; to tack one piece of cloth to another; to tack on a board or shingle; to tack one piece of metal to another by drops of solder.
(v. t.) In parliamentary usage, to add (a supplement) to a bill; to append; -- often with on or to.
(v. t.) To change the direction of (a vessel) when sailing closehauled, by putting the helm alee and shifting the tacks and sails so that she will proceed to windward nearly at right angles to her former course.

talk

talk
(n.) To utter words; esp., to converse familiarly; to speak, as in familiar discourse, when two or more persons interchange thoughts.
(n.) To confer; to reason; to consult.
(n.) To prate; to speak impertinently.
(n.) The act of talking; especially, familiar converse; mutual discourse; that which is uttered, especially in familiar conversation, or the mutual converse of two or more.
(n.) Report; rumor; as, to hear talk of war.
(n.) Subject of discourse; as, his achievment is the talk of the town.
(v. t.) To speak freely; to use for conversing or communicating; as, to talk French.
(v. t.) To deliver in talking; to speak; to utter; to make a subject of conversation; as, to talk nonsense; to talk politics.
(v. t.) To consume or spend in talking; -- often followed by away; as, to talk away an evening.
(v. t.) To cause to be or become by talking.

tank

tank
(n.) A small Indian dry measure, averaging 240 grains in weight; also, a Bombay weight of 72 grains, for pearls.
(n.) A large basin or cistern; an artificial receptacle for liquids.

task

task
(v.) Labor or study imposed by another, often in a definite quantity or amount.
(v.) Business; employment; undertaking; labor.
(v. t.) To impose a task upon; to assign a definite amount of business, labor, or duty to.
(v. t.) To oppress with severe or excessive burdens; to tax.
(v. t.) To charge; to tax; as with a fault.