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to shout boisterously for or against a player or team; root or jeer.
to shout for or against.
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)

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.


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