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Synonyms for rack

on the rack

Synonyms

  • 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

Synonyms for rack

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

References in periodicals archive ?
STRESSED OUT: Piddled, racked off, vexed, aggy, brewing.
The egg whites precipitate and the wine is racked off and filtered, leaving no trace of the egg white behind.
Each barrel can have yeast in it from the barrel's first fill as each subsequent vintage is finally racked off the accumulated yeast lees.
People are really racked off with the way we are being treated by Planet Ice and the way they treat the facility.