- 1. single-foot, rack, pace
- usage: go at a rack; "the horses single-footed"
- 2. rack, try, strain, stress
- usage: stretch to the limits; "rack one's brains"
- 3. rack, work, put to work
- usage: put on a rack and pinion; "rack a camera"
- 4. extort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wring, overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook
- usage: 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, sail
- usage: run before a gale
- 6. rack, fly, wing
- usage: fly in high wind
- 7. rack, draw, take out
- usage: draw off from the lees; "rack wine"
- 8. torment, torture, excruciate, rack, pain, anguish, hurt
- usage: torment emotionally or mentally
- 9. rack, work, work on, process
- usage: work on a rack; "rack leather"
- 10. rack, seize, prehend, clutch
- usage: seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block
- 11. rack, torture, excruciate, torment
- usage: torture on the rack
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- 1. racking, wrenching, painful (vs. painless)
- usage: causing great physical or mental suffering; "a wrenching pain"
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