"racks" in the noun sense
framework for holding objects
rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton
3. wrack, rack
the destruction or collapse of something
"wrack and ruin"
4. rack, wheel
an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims
5. rack, stand
a support for displaying various articles
"the newspapers were arranged on a rack"
a form of torture in which pain is inflicted by stretching the body
7. rack, single-foot
a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately
"racks" in the verb sense
1. single-foot, rack
go at a rack
"the horses single-footed"
stretch to the limits
"rack one's brains"
put on a rack and pinion
"rack a camera"
4. extort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wring
obtain by coercion or intimidation
"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"
5. scud, rack
run before a gale
fly in high wind
draw off from the lees
8. torment, torture, excruciate, rack
torment emotionally or mentally
work on a rack
seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block
torture on the rack
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