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Noun: rack  rak
  1. Framework for holding objects
     
  2. Rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton
     
  3. The destruction or collapse of something
    "rack and ruin";
    - wrack
     
  4. An instrument of torture that stretches, disjoints or mutilates victims
    - wheel
     
  5. A support for displaying various articles
    "the newspapers were arranged on a rack";
    - stand
     
  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
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: racked, racks, racking

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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