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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of truck

1
First recorded in 1605–15; back formation from truckle “wheel”; see origin at truckle

OTHER WORDS FROM truck

truck·a·ble, adjective

Definition for truck (2 of 3)

truck2
[ truhk ]
/ trʌk /

noun

verb (used with object)

to exchange; barter; trade.

verb (used without object)

to exchange commodities; barter.
to traffic; have dealings.

Origin of truck

2
First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English truken, trukien “to exchange,” from Old French troquer, trochier “to exchange” and Medieval Latin trocāre “to barter”; further origin unknown

Definition for truck (3 of 3)

truck3
[ truhk ]
/ trʌk /

noun

a shuffling jitterbug step.

verb (used without object)

to dance with such steps.
Slang. to walk or stroll, especially in a jaunty manner: trucking down the avenue on a Sunday afternoon.

Origin of truck

3
First recorded in 1935–40; special use of truck1
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British Dictionary definitions for truck (1 of 2)

truck1
/ (trʌk) /

noun

verb

to convey (goods) in a truck
(intr) mainly US and Canadian to drive a truck

Word Origin for truck

C17: perhaps shortened from truckle ²

British Dictionary definitions for truck (2 of 2)

truck2
/ (trʌk) /

noun

verb

archaic to exchange (goods); barter
(intr) to traffic or negotiate

Word Origin for truck

C13: from Old French troquer (unattested) to barter, equivalent to Medieval Latin trocare, of unknown origin
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Idioms and Phrases with truck

truck

see have no truck with.

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