Thesaurus > Related Words: rack

  Words related to rack

Related / Similar Words: single-foot, stand, wheel, wrack, torment, torture, excruciate, scud, extort, squeeze, gouge, wring

 

Definition:
  • a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately;
  • a support for displaying various articles; "the newspapers were arranged on a rack";
  • framework for holding objects;
  • an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims;
  • the destruction or collapse of something; "wrack and ruin";
  • rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton;
  • torture on the rack;
  • seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block;
  • work on a rack; "rack leather";
  • stretch to the limits; "rack one''s brains";
  • torment emotionally or mentally;
  • draw off from the lees; "rack wine";
  • fly in high wind;
  • run before a gale;
  • go at a rack; "the horses single-footed";
  • 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";
  • put on a rack and pinion; "rack a camera";

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    Hyponyms: bier, cruet-stand, dress rack, magazine rack, music stand, music rack, spice rack, tripod, barbecue, barbeque, bicycle rack, carrier, coatrack, coat rack, hatrack, dish rack, hayrack, pipe rack, plate rack, tie rack, toastrack, towel rack, towel horse, rack of lamb, crown roast, bleed

     

    Entailments: stretch

     

    Derivational Morphology: single-foot, torment, torture, excruciate, bust up, wreck, wrack, wheel, agony, suffering, excruciation, anguish, torturer, tormentor, tormenter, persecutor, teaser, scud, scudding, swindler, chiseller, chiseler, gouger, scammer, grifter, sharper, sharpie, sharpy, power play, squeeze play, squeeze, extortion

     

    Anagrams: cark

     

     
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