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English noun: shack

1. shack (artifact) small crude shelter used as a dwelling

Synonymshovel, hut, hutch, shanty

Broader (hypernym)shelter

Narrower (hyponym)igloo, iglu, mudhif

English verb: shack

1. shack (stative) make one's home in a particular place or community

SamplesMay parents reside in Florida.

Synonymsdomicile, domiciliate, reside

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)dwell, inhabit, live, populate

Narrower (hyponym)rusticate

2. shack (motion) move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly

SamplesJohn trailed behind his class mates.
The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

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