|1.||[ noun ] framework for holding objects|
|Related terms:||framework towel_rack coatrack dish_rack bicycle_rack hayrack pipe_rack plate_rack tie_rack toastrack carrier barbecue|
|2.||[ verb ] go at a rack, as of horses|
|3.||[ verb ] stretch to the limits|
"rack one's brains"
|4.||[ noun ] an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims|
|5.||[ noun ] the destruction or collapse of something|
"wrack and ruin"
|Related terms:||destruction bust_up|
|6.||[ noun ] a support for displaying various articles|
"the newspapers were arranged on a rack"
|Related terms:||support tripod magazine_rack music_stand cruet-stand spice_rack dress_rack bier spit|
|7.||[ verb ] seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block|
|Related terms:||clutch seize|
|8.||[ verb ] work on a rack, of materials such as leather|
|Related terms:||work stretch|
|9.||[ verb ] draw off from the lees, as of wine|
|10.||[ verb ] torment emotionally or mentally|
|Synonyms:||torture torment excruciate|
|Related terms:||pain agony anguish tormentor torturer tormenter|
|11.||[ verb ] (nautical,transportation) run before a gale|
|Related terms:||sail navigation|
|12.||[ verb ] fly in high wind|
|13.||[ verb ] torture on the rack|
|14.||[ noun ] (chemistry,food) rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton|
|Related terms:||cut rack_of_lamb|
|15.||[ verb ] go at a rack|
"the horses single-footed"
|16.||[ verb ] obtain by coercion or intimidation|
|Synonyms:||gouge squeeze wring extort|
"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"
|Related terms:||overcharge bleed swindler extortion|
|17.||[ verb ] work by a rack and pinion or worm so as to extend or contract|
"rack a camera"
|18.||[ noun ] (sport,horse racing) a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately|