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rack - Dictionary definition and meaning for word rack

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(noun) framework for holding objects
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(noun) rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton
Definition
(noun) the destruction or collapse of something
Synonyms : wrack
Example Sentence
  • wrack and ruin

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(noun) an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims
Synonyms : wheel

Definition
(noun) a support for displaying various articles
Synonyms : stand
Example Sentence
  • the newspapers were arranged on a rack

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(noun) a form of torture in which pain is inflicted by stretching the body
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(noun) a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately
Synonyms : single-foot

Definition
(verb) go at a rack
Synonyms : single-foot
Example Sentence
  • the horses single-footed

Definition
(verb) stretch to the limits
Example Sentence
  • rack one's brains

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(verb) put on a rack and pinion
Example Sentence
  • rack a camera

Definition
(verb) obtain by coercion or intimidation
Synonyms : extort , gouge , squeeze , wring
Example Sentence
  • They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss
  • They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him

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(verb) run before a gale
Synonyms : scud

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(verb) fly in high wind
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(verb) draw off from the lees
Example Sentence
  • rack wine

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(verb) torment emotionally or mentally
Synonyms : excruciate , torment , torture

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(verb) work on a rack
Example Sentence
  • rack leather

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(verb) seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block
Definition
(verb) torture on the rack

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