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Noun: rack  rak
  1. A support for displaying various articles
    "the newspapers were arranged on a rack";
    - stand
  2. Framework for holding objects
  3. Rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton
  4. The destruction or collapse of something
    "rack and ruin";
    - wrack
  5. An instrument of torture that stretches, disjoints or mutilates victims
    - wheel
  6. A form of torture in which pain is inflicted by stretching the body
  7. A rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately
    - single-foot
  8. (informal) woman's breasts
    - hooters [N. Amer], boobies, pair
Verb: rack  rak
  1. Go at a rack
    "the horses racked";
    - single-foot
  2. Stretch to the limits
    "rack one's brains"
  3. Put on a rack and pinion
    "rack a camera"
  4. Obtain by coercion or intimidation
    "They racked money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss";
    - extort, squeeze, gouge, wring
  5. Run before a gale
    - scud
  6. Fly in high wind
  7. Draw off from the lees
    "rack wine"
  8. Torment emotionally or mentally
    - torment, torture, excruciate
  9. Work on a rack
    "rack leather"
  10. Seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block
  11. Torture on the rack

Sounds like: rabbits, ra, rack

Derived forms: racks, racking, racked

Type of: anguish, clutch, cut, cut of meat, demolition, destruction, draw, excruciate, fleece, fly, framework, gait, gazump [Brit], hook, hurt, instrument of torture, overcharge, pace, pain, pluck, plume, prehend [archaic], process, put to work, rob, sail, seize, soak, strain, stress, support, surcharge, take out, torment, torture, torturing, try, wing, wipeout, work, work on

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