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  Definition of rack
  1. a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately
  2. a support for displaying various articles; "the newspapers were arranged on a rack"
  3. framework for holding objects
  4. an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims
  5. the destruction or collapse of something; "wrack and ruin"
  6. rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton
  7. torture on the rack
  8. seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block
  9. work on a rack; "rack leather"
  10. stretch to the limits; "rack one''s brains"
  11. torment emotionally or mentally
  12. draw off from the lees; "rack wine"
  13. fly in high wind
  14. run before a gale
  15. go at a rack; "the horses single-footed"
  16. 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"
  17. put on a rack and pinion; "rack a camera"
Similar Words: single-foot, stand, wheel, wrack, torment, torture, excruciate, scud, extort, squeeze, gouge, wring

 

Hyponyms: bier, cruet-stand, dress rack, magazine rack, music stand, music rack, spice rack, tripod, barbecue, barbeque, bicycle rack, carrier, coatrack, coat rack, hatrack, dish rack, hayrack, pipe rack, plate rack, tie rack, toastrack, towel rack, towel horse, rack of lamb, crown roast, bleed

 

Entailments: stretch

 

Derivational Morphology: single-foot, torment, torture, excruciate, bust up, wreck, wrack, wheel, agony, suffering, excruciation, anguish, torturer, tormentor, tormenter, persecutor, teaser, scud, scudding, swindler, chiseller, chiseler, gouger, scammer, grifter, sharper, sharpie, sharpy, power play, squeeze play, squeeze, extortion

 

Anagrams: cark

 

 
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