barrack for

Australian Slang
root-for; to support or cheer one's favourite team on

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  • barrack for — To support or encourage, especially by shouting and cheering. Some claim barrack comes from Australian pidgin to poke borak at to deride , but its origin is Northern Irish barrack to brag . By itself barrack meant to jeer (and still does in… …   Australian idioms

  • barrack for — Austral./NZ give support and encouragement to. → barrack …   English new terms dictionary

  • barrack for — root for; to support or cheer one s favourite team on …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • barrack — Ⅰ. barrack [1] ► VERB ▪ provide (soldiers) with accommodation. Ⅱ. barrack [2] ► VERB 1) Brit. & Austral./NZ jeer loudly at (a performer or speaker). 2) (barrack for …   English terms dictionary

  • barrack — I. /ˈbærək / (say baruhk) noun (usually plural) 1. a building or range of buildings for lodging soldiers, especially in garrison. 2. Australian History accommodation of a similar kind for the temporary housing of convicts. 3. any large, plain… …   Australian English dictionary

  • barrack — barrack1 verb provide (soldiers) with accommodation. barrack2 verb 1》 Brit. jeer loudly at (a performer or speaker). 2》 (barrack for) Austral./NZ give support and encouragement to. Origin C19: prob. from Northern Ir. dialect …   English new terms dictionary

  • Barrack Square — is an open public square on the foreshore of Perth Water on the Swan River, located at the southern end of Barrack Street near the central business district of Perth, Western Australia.During the early development of Perth the land north of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Barrack Street, Perth — Barrack Street is one of two major cross streets in the central business district of Perth Western Australia. Together with St Georges Terrace, Wellington Street and William Street it defines the boundary of the main shopping precinct of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Barrack buster — is the colloquial name given to several improvised mortars, developed in the 1990s by the engineering group of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA). The first barrack buster known to the British security forces as the Mark 15 mortar… …   Wikipedia

  • Barrack Street Jetty — Barrack Street Jetty, is one of the Transperth jetties, located on the southern edge of the Perth CBD in Western Australia. It is next to the Swan Bells. The Transperth jetty is located at the pier 4 of the Barrack Square.Ferry servicesCurrently… …   Wikipedia

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