tack up

See also: tack-up



tack up (third-person singular simple present tacks up, present participle tacking up, simple past and past participle tacked up)

  1. To prepare a horse for riding by equipping it with tack (harness, reins, saddle etc.)
  2. To attach in a temporary fashion.
    • 1903, Kate Douglas Wiggin, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
      "The stage ought to be here," said Miranda, glancing nervously at the tall clock for the twentieth time. "I guess everything's done. I've tacked up two thick towels back of her washstand and put a mat under her slop-jar; but children are awful hard on furniture. I expect we sha'n't know this house a year from now."