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rack

  
  ( racks    plural & 3rd person present)   ( racking    present participle)   ( racked    past tense & past participle  )
The spelling wrack is also used, mainly for meanings 2 and 3, and mainly in old-fashioned or American English.     
1       n-count   A rack is a frame or shelf, usually with bars or hooks, that is used for holding things or for hanging things on.  
oft supp N  
My rucksack was too big for the luggage rack...     
    roof rack  
    toast rack  
2       verb   If someone is rackedby something such as illness or anxiety, it causes them great suffering or pain.  
usu passive  
His already infirm body was racked by high fever...      be V-ed by/with n  
...a teenager racked with guilt and anxiety.      V-ed  
    racking  
3    If you rack your brains, you try very hard to think of something.  
rack one's brain/rack one's brains      phrase   V and N inflect  
She began to rack her brains to remember what had happened at the nursing home.     
4    If you say that someone is on the rack, you mean that they are suffering either physically or mentally.     (JOURNALISM)  
on the rack      phrase   usu PHR after v  
Only a year ago, he was on the rack with a heroin addiction that began when he was 13.     
5    If you say that a place is going to rack and ruin, you are emphasizing that it is slowly becoming less attractive or less pleasant because no-one is bothering to look after it.  
go to rack and ruin      phrase   V inflects     (emphasis)   
6    Off-the-rack clothes or goods are made in large numbers, rather than being made specially for a particular person.  
  (AM)  
off the rack             phrase   PHR n, PHR after v  
...the same off-the-rack dress she's been wearing since the night before...     
in BRIT, use off-the-peg      rack up      phrasal verb   If a business racks up profits, losses, or sales, it makes a lot of them. If a sportsman, sportswoman, or team racks up wins, they win a lot of matches or races.  
no passive  
Lower rates mean that firms are more likely to rack up profits in the coming months...      V P n (not pron)  
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rack     ( racks    plural & 3rd person present)   ( racking    present participle)   ( racked    past tense & past participle  )
The spelling wrack is also used, mainly for meanings 2 and 3, and mainly in old-fashioned or American English.     
1       n-count   A rack is a frame or shelf, usually with bars or hooks, that is used for holding things or for hanging things on.  
oft supp N  
My rucksack was too big for the luggage rack...     
    roof rack  
    toast rack  
2       verb   If someone is rackedby something such as illness or anxiety, it causes them great suffering or pain.  
usu passive  
His already infirm body was racked by high fever...      be V-ed by/with n  
...a teenager racked with guilt and anxiety.      V-ed  
    racking  
3    If you rack your brains, you try very hard to think of something.  
rack one's brain/rack one's brains      phrase   V and N inflect  
She began to rack her brains to remember what had happened at the nursing home.     
4    If you say that someone is on the rack, you mean that they are suffering either physically or mentally.     (JOURNALISM)  
on the rack      phrase   usu PHR after v  
Only a year ago, he was on the rack with a heroin addiction that began when he was 13.     
5    If you say that a place is going to rack and ruin, you are emphasizing that it is slowly becoming less attractive or less pleasant because no-one is bothering to look after it.  
go to rack and ruin      phrase   V inflects     (emphasis)   
6    Off-the-rack clothes or goods are made in large numbers, rather than being made specially for a particular person.  
  (AM)  
off the rack      phrase   PHR n, PHR after v  
...the same off-the-rack dress she's been wearing since the night before...     
in BRIT, use off-the-peg      rack up      phrasal verb   If a business racks up profits, losses, or sales, it makes a lot of them. If a sportsman, sportswoman, or team racks up wins, they win a lot of matches or races.  
no passive  
Lower rates mean that firms are more likely to rack up profits in the coming months...      V P n (not pron)  


luggage rack        ( luggage racks    plural  )
1       n-count   A luggage rack is a shelf for putting luggage on, on a vehicle such as a train or bus.  
2       n-count   A luggage rack is a metal frame that is fixed on top of a car and used for carrying large objects.  
  (AM)  
in BRIT, use roof rack     
roof rack        ( roof racks    plural  ) , roof-rack   A roof rack is a metal frame that is fixed on top of a car and used for carrying large objects.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use luggage rack     
toast rack        ( toast racks    plural  ) A toast rack is an object that is designed to hold pieces of toast in an upright position and separate from each other, ready for people to eat.      n-count  

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rack

  

      n  
1    frame, framework, stand, structure  
2    affliction, agony, anguish, misery, pain, pang, persecution, suffering, torment, torture  
      vb  
3    afflict, agonize, crucify, distress, excruciate, harass, harrow, oppress, pain, torment, torture  
4    force, pull, shake, strain, stress, stretch, tear, wrench  

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rack up, luggage rack, on the rack, roof rack

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exp.
live without being connected to one of more public utilities (such as water, electric power)
exp.
mislead someone; deliberately provide wrong information to forbid someone from knowing the truth
E.g.: They are no longer in town, but hey left their car in front of the house just to put everybody off the scent.
v.
wave hand as a sign of rejection, disapproval or lack of interest
v.
to depend on something or on someone to cover the basic expenses
E.g.: He lived off the money he inherited from his father while he had been working as a volunteer.
exp.
A thing which ought to be perfectly vertical but which through fault is slanting is said to be off plumb.
exp.
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
exp.
laughing my fucking ass off
[Slang];[Arg.]
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]
n.
military aviation term: loss of visual reference during take-off or landing due to the sand or dust
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