Definition of barrack verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    barrack

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈbærək//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbærək//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they barrack
    BrE BrE//ˈbærək//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbærək//
     
    he / she / it barracks
    BrE BrE//ˈbærəks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbærəks//
     
    past simple barracked
    BrE BrE//ˈbærəkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbærəkt//
     
    past participle barracked
    BrE BrE//ˈbærəkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbærəkt//
     
    -ing form barracking
    BrE BrE//ˈbærəkɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbærəkɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] barrack (somebody) (British English) to shout criticism at players in a game, speakers at a meeting, performers, etc.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] barrack (for) somebody (Australian English, New Zealand English) to shout encouragement to a person or team that you support
  3. Word Origin late 19th cent.: probably from Northern Irish dialect.

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