If Amanda is convicted of defamation, an additional six years could be tacked onto her sentence.
We would have tacked onto almost any cause—we were so eager to be part of it all.
Baher Mohamed had three more years tacked onto his sentence because he had in his possession a bullet fired at a protest.
Over the past several weeks, on issue after issue, Romney has modulated his tone as he has tacked to the center.
It is one thing to be the finale to fashion week; it is another to be tacked on to the tail end.
Last time we were here I was the hired man and tacked down carpets for you.
It was trying work; now they tacked to the south-east, now to the north-east.
The hat had tacked and was sailing inshore now, one stiff pink taffeta sail set to the breeze.
As soon as they fired, I tacked and stood in; they told me they had fifty fathom when they fired.
The opposite end is removed, and a sheet of172 canvas stretched tightly in its place, and tacked to the ends of the sides.
"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.