There are 2 definitions of barrack in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbarək
 
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verb

[with object]
  • Provide (soldiers) with accommodation in a building or set of buildings: the granary in which the platoons were barracked
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    • The authorities in a small Czech town put on a dance so that the soldiers barracked there can mingle with the local girls.
    • When not at war, the Macedonian army was barracked at state expense and underwent sophisticated training while in quarters.
    • Still, there were over a dozen of them barracked in the new guardhouse at the gate to the estate.

Origin

early 18th century: from barracks.

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There are 2 definitions of barrack in English:

barrack2

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Pronunciation: /ˈbarək
 
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verb

  • 1 [with object] British Jeer loudly at (someone performing or speaking in public) in order to express disapproval or to distract them: opponents barracked him when he addressed the opening parliamentary session
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    • Despite the fact that Hart was not even at the racecourse, his horse was barracked and jeered in scenes that came within a whisker of descending into violence.
    • During the heated debate, the Mayor Roger Clarke as Chair, struggled to maintain order amid barracking from the public galleries.
    • But if the home support, who took great delight in barracking their Palace counterparts before turning their ire on their own players, expected a rout, they were to be sorely disappointed.
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  • 2 [no object] (barrack for) Australian /NZ Give support and encouragement to: I take it you’ll be barracking for Labour tonight?
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    • The Prime Minister supports voluntary voting, but says the Government won't be barracking for change.
    • Of course, being a Liberal supporter, I should really be barracking for Latahm to remain.
    • He grew up barracking for East Perth and now supports Fremantle.

Origin

late 19th century: probably from Northern Irish dialect.

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