to shout boisterously for or against a player or team; root or jeer.
to shout for or against.
a building or group of buildings for lodging soldiers, especially in garrison.
any large, plain building in which many people are lodged.
to lodge in barracks.
His barracks at Fort Carson sat near the artillery range and the booming shells sent him trembling under his bed.
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The highlight of the festivities was the return of a small part of the Royal Artillery to the barracks.
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Each time, the 1920s version of paparazzi found him and trained their telephoto lenses on his barracks.
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“There was no evidence of fighters, checkpoints or buildings used as barracks for fighters,” she said.
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The good news is that the Armed Forces have mostly retreated to the barracks.
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The headquarters of the Tenth Infantry were established at Carlisle barracks.
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Some have been pulled down entirely, and the site used for gaols or barracks.
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What do we want with armies and barracks and chaplains in those woods?
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He ordered the soldier to return immediately to the barracks.
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Dusty Rhoads put his cart away and started back to his barracks.
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plural noun (sometimes singular; when pl, sometimes functions as singular)
a building or group of buildings used to accommodate military personnel
any large building used for housing people, esp temporarily
a large and bleak building
to house (people, esp soldiers) in barracks
verb (Brit & Austral, NZ, informal)
to criticize loudly or shout against (a player, team, speaker, etc); jeer
(intransitive) foll by for. to shout support (for)
plural, and usual, form of barrack (q.v.).
1680s, “temporary hut for soldiers during a siege,” from French barraque, from Spanish barraca (mid-13c. in Medieval Latin) “soldier’s tent,” literally “cabin, hut,” perhaps from barro “clay, mud,” which is probably of Celt-Iberian origin. Meaning “permanent building for housing troops” (usually in plural) is attested from 1690s.
snoek. Historical Examples The barracouta, driven to her utmost, steadily lessened the distance. Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman Before long the barracouta and her tow were skirting the eastern ledges. Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman On the barracouta’s next trip to Matinicus she brought back the balance of Throppy’s wireless outfit. Jim Spurling, […]
any of several elongated, predaceous, tropical and subtropical marine fishes of the genus Sphyraena, certain species of which are used for food. Slang. a treacherous, greedy person. Contemporary Examples A barracuda was caught by research scientists near Santa Cruz. Fishy Mystery: Are Beached Oarfish Trying to Tell Us Something? Kevin Bailey October 22, 2013 Come […]
any of several slender, large-mouthed, pelagic fishes of the family Paralepididae.
Military. a heavy barrier of artillery fire to protect one’s own advancing or retreating troops or to stop the advance of enemy troops. an overwhelming quantity or explosion, as of words, blows, or criticisms: a barrage of questions. Civil Engineering. an artificial obstruction in a watercourse to increase the depth of the water, facilitate irrigation, […]