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English noun: rack

1. rack (artifact) framework for holding objects


Broader (hypernym)framework


Narrower (hyponym)barbecue, barbeque, bicycle rack, carrier, coat rack, coatrack, dish rack, hatrack, hayrack, pipe rack, plate rack, tie rack, toastrack, towel horse, towel rack

2. rack (food) rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton


Broader (hypernym)cut, cut of meat


Narrower (hyponym)crown roast, rack of lamb

3. rack (event) the destruction or collapse of something


SamplesWrack and ruin.


Synonymswrack


Broader (hypernym)demolition, destruction, wipeout

4. rack (artifact) an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims


Synonymswheel


Broader (hypernym)instrument of torture

5. rack (artifact) a support for displaying various articles


SamplesThe newspapers were arranged on a rack.


Synonymsstand


Broader (hypernym)support


Narrower (hyponym)bier, cruet-stand, dress rack, magazine rack, music rack, music stand, spice rack, tripod


Part holonymspit

6. rack (act) a form of torture in which pain is inflicted by stretching the body


Broader (hypernym)torture, torturing

7. rack (act) a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately


Synonymssingle-foot


Broader (hypernym)gait


English verb: rack

1. rack (motion) go at a rack


SamplesThe horses single-footed.


Synonymssingle-foot


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)pace

2. rack (emotion) stretch to the limits


SamplesRack one's brains.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)strain, stress, try

3. rack (social) put on a rack and pinion


SamplesRack a camera.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)put to work, work

4. rack (possession) obtain by coercion or intimidation


SamplesThey 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.


Synonymsextort, gouge, squeeze, wring


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)fleece, gazump, hook, overcharge, pluck, plume, rob, soak, surcharge


Narrower (hyponym)bleed

5. rack (motion) run before a gale


Synonymsscud


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)sail


Domain categorynavigation, pilotage, piloting

6. rack (motion) fly in high wind


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)fly, wing

7. rack (motion) draw off from the lees


SamplesRack wine.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)draw, take out

8. rack (emotion) torment emotionally or mentally


Synonymsexcruciate, torment, torture


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)anguish, hurt, pain

9. rack (creation) work on a rack


SamplesRack leather.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)process, work, work on


Entailstretch

10. rack (contact) seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)clutch, prehend, seize

11. rack (body) torture on the rack


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)excruciate, torment, torture









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