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    rack - Dictionary definition and meaning for word rack

    Definition
    (noun) framework for holding objects Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a form of torture in which pain is inflicted by stretching the body Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) run before a gale
    Synonyms : scud
    Definition
    (verb) fly in high wind Definition
    (verb) draw off from the lees
    Example Sentence
    • rack wine
    Definition
    (verb) torment emotionally or mentally
    Synonyms : excruciate , torment , torture
    Definition
    (verb) work on a rack
    Example Sentence
    • rack leather
    Definition
    (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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