Paul has seen what happens when a candidate takes the tack Cruz appears to be taking with great relish.
She will tack toward narrow and safe decisions, forgoing grand, sweeping arguments when simple ones will suffice.
Pulling oil from the tar sands is costly, even more so when you tack transportation costs on top.
It felt as though the filmmakers had moved away from realistic-if-enhanced script to tack on an unbelievable Hollywood ending.
Yet the tack Peter is suggesting here precisely targets and embitters the people.
Have your sulks out, lads; you'll come round like the Priscilla on a tack, and discover you've made way by it.'
“Wait until we are abreast of her, and then tack, Mr Galway,” he continued.
If she can be brought head to the wind, and the sails be taken aback, she may cast on the other tack.
After we had tumbled up to go on the other tack, I heard a noise in the fore-hold.
The tack has a single part, which, after it has been passed through the lowest loop, is made fast to the tack-downhaul.
"clasp, hook, fastener," also "a nail of some kind," late 13c., from Old North French taque "nail, pin, peg," probably from a Germanic source (cf. Middle Dutch tacke "twig, spike," Low German takk "tine, pointed thing," German Zacken "sharp point, tooth, prong"); perhaps related to tail. Meaning "small, sharp nail with a flat head" is attested from mid-15c. The meaning "rope to hold the corner of a sail in place" is first recorded late 14c.
"horse's harness, etc.," 1924, shortening of tackle (n.) in sense of "equipment." Tack in a non-equestrian sense as a shortening of tackle is recorded in dialect from 1777.
"food," 1833, perhaps a shortening and special use of tackle (n.) in the sense of "gear."
late 14c., "to attach with a nail, etc.," from tack (n.1). Meaning "to attach as a supplement" (with suggestion of hasty or arbitrary proceeding) is from 1680s. Related: Tacked; tacking.
"sail into the wind," 1550s, from tack (n.1) in the sailing sense. Figurative sense of "course or line of conduct or action" is from 1670s. Related: Tacked; tacking.