rack-rent

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rack-rent

(răk′rĕnt′)
n.
Exorbitant rent.
tr.v. rack-rent·ed, rack-rent·ing, rack-rents
To exact exorbitant rent for or from.

[From rack.]

rack-rent

n
1. a high rent that annually equals or nearly equals the value of the property upon which it is charged
2. any extortionate rent
vb
to charge an extortionate rent for (property, land, etc)
[C17: from rack1 (sense 12) + rent1]
ˈrack-ˌrenter n

rack′-rent`



n.
rent equal to or nearly equal to the full annual value of a property.

rack-rent


Past participle: rack-rented
Gerund: rack-renting

Imperative
rack-rent
rack-rent
Present
I rack-rent
you rack-rent
he/she/it rack-rents
we rack-rent
you rack-rent
they rack-rent
Preterite
I rack-rented
you rack-rented
he/she/it rack-rented
we rack-rented
you rack-rented
they rack-rented
Present Continuous
I am rack-renting
you are rack-renting
he/she/it is rack-renting
we are rack-renting
you are rack-renting
they are rack-renting
Present Perfect
I have rack-rented
you have rack-rented
he/she/it has rack-rented
we have rack-rented
you have rack-rented
they have rack-rented
Past Continuous
I was rack-renting
you were rack-renting
he/she/it was rack-renting
we were rack-renting
you were rack-renting
they were rack-renting
Past Perfect
I had rack-rented
you had rack-rented
he/she/it had rack-rented
we had rack-rented
you had rack-rented
they had rack-rented
Future
I will rack-rent
you will rack-rent
he/she/it will rack-rent
we will rack-rent
you will rack-rent
they will rack-rent
Future Perfect
I will have rack-rented
you will have rack-rented
he/she/it will have rack-rented
we will have rack-rented
you will have rack-rented
they will have rack-rented
Future Continuous
I will be rack-renting
you will be rack-renting
he/she/it will be rack-renting
we will be rack-renting
you will be rack-renting
they will be rack-renting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rack-renting
you have been rack-renting
he/she/it has been rack-renting
we have been rack-renting
you have been rack-renting
they have been rack-renting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rack-renting
you will have been rack-renting
he/she/it will have been rack-renting
we will have been rack-renting
you will have been rack-renting
they will have been rack-renting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rack-renting
you had been rack-renting
he/she/it had been rack-renting
we had been rack-renting
you had been rack-renting
they had been rack-renting
Conditional
I would rack-rent
you would rack-rent
he/she/it would rack-rent
we would rack-rent
you would rack-rent
they would rack-rent
Past Conditional
I would have rack-rented
you would have rack-rented
he/she/it would have rack-rented
we would have rack-rented
you would have rack-rented
they would have rack-rented
References in classic literature ?
She liked men and women, and she spoke of them - of kinglets she had known in the past; of her own youth and beauty; of the depredations of leopards and the eccentricities of love Asiatic; of the incidence of taxation, rack-renting, funeral ceremonies, her son-in-law (this by allusion, easy to be followed), the care of the young, and the age's lack of decency.
Second, the horrendous rent rises faced by small businesses nearly everywhere--under the slash and burn style of rack-renting now preferred by the majority of UK landlords--looks set to continue.
Rack-renting and Farmers' Returns on Capital: Beneficial leases survived in certain areas as late as the end of the 19th century, but from around 1750 landlords increasingly imposed rack rents.