shack

2
[ shak ]
/ ʃæk /

verb (used with object) Informal.

to chase and throw back; to retrieve: to shack a ground ball.

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Origin of shack

2
1825–35, Americanism; apparently special use of dial. shack to shake
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British Dictionary definitions for shacked (1 of 2)

shack1
/ (ʃæk) /

noun

a roughly built hut
Southern African temporary accommodation put together by squatters

verb

Word Origin for shack

C19: perhaps from dialect shackly ramshackle, from dialect shack to shake

British Dictionary definitions for shacked (2 of 2)

shack2
/ (ʃæk) /

verb

Midland English dialect to evade (work or responsibility)
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