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rack 1

 (răk)
n.
1.
a. A framework or stand in or on which to hold, hang, or display various articles: a trophy rack; a rack for baseball bats in the dugout; a drying rack for laundry.
b. Games A triangular frame for arranging billiard or pool balls at the start of a game.
c. A receptacle for livestock feed.
d. A frame for holding bombs in an aircraft.
2. Slang
a. A bunk or bed.
b. Sleep: tried to get some rack.
3. A toothed bar that meshes with a gearwheel, pinion, or other toothed machine part.
4.
a. A state of intense anguish.
b. A cause of intense anguish.
5. An instrument of torture on which the victim's body was stretched.
6. A pair of antlers.
7. Vulgar Slang A woman's breasts.
tr.v. racked, rack·ing, racks
1. To place (billiard balls, for example) in a rack.
2. also wrack To cause great physical or mental suffering to: Pain racked his entire body. See Synonyms at afflict.
3. To torture by means of the rack.
Phrasal Verbs:
rack out Slang
To go to sleep or get some sleep.
rack up Informal
To accumulate or score: rack up points.
Idioms:
off the rack
Ready-made. Used of clothing.
on the rack
Under great stress.
rack (one's) brains/brain
To try hard to remember or think of something.

[Middle English rakke, probably from Middle Dutch rec, framework; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

rack′er n.

rack 2

 (răk)
n.
A fast, flashy, four-beat gait of a horse in which each foot touches the ground separately and at equal intervals.
intr.v. racked, rack·ing, racks
To go or move at a rack.

[Origin unknown.]

rack 3

also wrack  (răk)
n.
A thin mass of wind-driven clouds.

[Middle English rak, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish rak, wreckage.]

rack 4

 (răk)
n.
Variant of wrack1.

rack 5

 (răk)
n. & v.
Variant of wrack2.

rack 6

 (răk)
tr.v. racked, rack·ing, racks
To drain (wine or cider) from the dregs.

[Middle English rakken, from Old Provençal arracar, from raca, stems and husks of grapes.]

rack 7

 (răk)
n.
1.
a. A wholesale rib cut of lamb or veal between the shoulder and the loin.
b. A retail rib cut of lamb or veal, prepared for roasting or for rib chops.
2. The neck and upper spine of mutton, pork, or veal.

[Probably from rack.]

rack up

vb (tr, adverb)
1. to accumulate (points)
2. (Film) Also: rack down to adjust the vertical alignment of (the picture from a film projector or telecine machine) so that the upper or lower edges of the frame do not show
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.rack up - gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"
par - make a score (on a hole) equal to par
shoot - score; "shoot a basket"; "shoot a goal"
convert - score (a spare)
convert - complete successfully; "score a penalty shot or free throw"
convert - score an extra point or points after touchdown by kicking the ball through the uprights or advancing the ball into the end zone; "Smith converted and his team won"
homer - hit a home run
gain ground, get ahead, make headway, pull ahead, win, gain, advance - obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; "The home team was gaining ground"; "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference"
kick - make a goal; "He kicked the extra point after touchdown"
eagle - shoot in two strokes under par
hole up - score a hole in one
ace - score an ace against; "He aced his opponents"
walk - obtain a base on balls
equalise, equalize, get even - compensate; make the score equal
get, have, make - achieve a point or goal; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day"
2.rack up - place in a rack; "rack pool balls"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
3.rack up - defeat thoroughly; "He mopped up the floor with his opponents"
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
4.rack up - supply a rack with feed for (horses or other animals)
fill, fill up - become full; "The pool slowly filled with water"; "The theater filled up slowly"
Translations

w>rack up

vt sepeinbringen, hereinholen; to rack up £200,000 in sales£ 200 000 aus Verkäufen hereinholen; to rack up 61% of the vote61% der Stimmen auf sich (dat)vereinen
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