"rackets" in the noun sense
a loud and disturbing noise
2. racket, fraudulent scheme, illegitimate enterprise
an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
3. noise, dissonance, racket
the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
"modern music is just noise to me"
4. racket, racquet
a sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games
"rackets" in the verb sense
1. revel, racket, make whoopie, make merry, make happy, whoop it up, jollify, wassail
celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking engage in uproarious festivities
"The members of the wedding party made merry all night"
"Let's whoop it up
make loud and annoying noises
hit (a ball) with a racket
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