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Synonyms for rack

on the rack

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  • in difficulties
  • suffering
  • in trouble
  • having problems
  • in agony
  • in distress
  • racked with pain
  • going through torture

rack something up

rack your brains

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  • think hard
  • try to remember
  • scratch your head
  • give a lot of thought to something
  • put your mind to something
  • puzzle over something

Synonyms for rack

to subject (another) to extreme physical cruelty, as in punishing

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rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton

the destruction or collapse of something

an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims

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a support for displaying various articles

a form of torture in which pain is inflicted by stretching the body

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a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately

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go at a rack

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stretch to the limits

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put on a rack and pinion

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obtain by coercion or intimidation

run before a gale

fly in high wind

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draw off from the lees

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torment emotionally or mentally

work on a rack

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seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block

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torture on the rack