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
Synonyms: single-foot
Related terms: pace
3. [ verb ] stretch to the limits

"rack one's brains"

Related terms: try
4. [ noun ] an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims
Synonyms: wheel
Related terms: instrument_of_torture
5. [ noun ] the destruction or collapse of something
Synonyms: wrack

"wrack and ruin"

Related terms: destruction bust_up
6. [ noun ] a support for displaying various articles
Synonyms: stand

"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
Related terms: draw
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
Synonyms: scud
Related terms: sail navigation
12. [ verb ] fly in high wind
Related terms: fly
13. [ verb ] torture on the rack
Related terms: torture
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
Synonyms: single-foot

"the horses single-footed"

Related terms: pace
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"

Related terms: work
18. [ noun ] (sport,horse racing) a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately
Synonyms: single-foot
Related terms: gait
Similar spelling:   Rak