rack-rent(redirected from rack-renting)
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tr.v. rack-rent·ed, rack-rent·ing, rack-rents
To exact exorbitant rent for or from.
1. a high rent that annually equals or nearly equals the value of the property upon which it is charged
2. any extortionate rent
to charge an extortionate rent for (property, land, etc)
[C17: from rack1 (sense 12) + rent1]
rent equal to or nearly equal to the full annual value of a property.
Past participle: rack-rented