[ US /ˈɹæk/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈæk/ ]
  1. the destruction or collapse of something
    wrack and ruin
  2. a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately
  3. a support for displaying various articles
    the newspapers were arranged on a rack
  4. framework for holding objects
  5. rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton
  6. an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims
  7. a form of torture in which pain is inflicted by stretching the body
  1. torment emotionally or mentally
  2. stretch to the limits
    rack one's brains
  3. run before a gale
  4. work on a rack
    rack leather
  5. fly in high wind
  6. obtain by coercion or intimidation
    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
  7. seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block
  8. go at a rack
    the horses single-footed
  9. draw off from the lees
    rack wine
  10. torture on the rack
  11. put on a rack and pinion
    rack a camera
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How To Use rack In A Sentence

  • Spending on a perennial effort to expand gambling at race tracks, known as "racino," increased four-fold to about $620,000 in 2010. StarTribune.com rss feed
  • Consumers get incredibly upset when dieticians and researchers backtrack on previous findings, proclaiming that products once deemed healthy are now in question.
  • We lapped the track a few times at a walk, trot and canter and the horse went through it pretty smoothly.
  • The result of such rack-rent can only be evil, —abuse and neglect of the soil, deterioration in the character of the laborers, and a widespread sense of injustice. VIII. Of the Quest of the Golden Fleece.
  • Hurrah!" came from the right, and the cheer was taken up from the left, while _crack, crack, crack_, rifles were being brought well into play. Charge! A Story of Briton and Boer
  • Keeping specific goals and metrics for testing in mind not only helps track status and results, but also avoids the last-second scramble to pull together necessary reports.
  • The overseer, a great strong man, cracking his "blacksnake" from time to time, to enforce authority, excited our strong indignation. 'Three Score Years and Ten' Life-Long Memories of Fort Snelling, Minnesota, and Other Parts of the West
  • The CDC asks states to report confirmed flu deaths by age group but not by subtype, meaning H1N1 deaths are not necessarily tracked. STLtoday.com Top News Headlines
  • There's nothing you can do to change the little ones' minds about the gewgaws and gimcracks they expect to find beneath the tree - or to stop your in-laws' annual onslaught, for that matter.
  • They are hired to crack a safe, photograph the contents of a locked briefcase inside, and return it to the owner without him knowing.
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