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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, informal], boobies [informal], pair [informal]
Verb: rack  rak
  1. Torment emotionally or mentally
    - torment, torture, excruciate, wrack
     
  2. Stretch to the limits
    "rack one's brains"
     
  3. Put on a rack and pinion
    "rack a camera"
     
  4. Run before a gale
    - scud
     
  5. Fly in high wind
     
  6. Draw off from the lees
    "rack wine"
     
  7. Work on a rack
    "rack leather"
     
  8. Seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block
     
  9. Place in a rack
    "rack pool balls";
    - rack up
     
  10. Go at a rack
    "the horses racked";
    - single-foot
     
  11. [archaic] Obtain by coercion or intimidation
    "They racked money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss";
    - extort, squeeze, gouge [informal], wring
     
  12. [archaic] Torture on the rack

Sounds like: rabbits, ra, rack

Derived forms: racked, racking, racks

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

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