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

     

    deck

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//dek//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dek//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deck
    BrE BrE//dek//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dek//
     
    he / she / it decks
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    ; NAmE NAmE//deks//
     
    past simple decked
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    ; NAmE NAmE//dekt//
     
    past participle decked
    BrE BrE//dekt//
     
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    -ing form decking
    BrE BrE//ˈdekɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdekɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[often passive] deck somebody/something (out) (in/with something) to decorate somebody/something with something The room was decked out in flowers and balloons. Deck the halls with boughs of holly! The Conservative candidate and his supporters were decked in blue rosettes.
  2. 2deck somebody (informal) to hit somebody very hard so that they fall to the ground
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Middle Dutch dec ‘covering, roof, cloak’, dekken ‘to cover’. Originally denoting canvas used to make a covering (especially on a ship), the term came to mean the covering itself, later denoting a solid surface serving as roof and floor.
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