Translation of "rack" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ræk/ us /ræk/

rack noun (FRAME)

[ C ] a frame or shelf, often formed of bars, that is used to hold things

a vegetable rack 擺放蔬菜的貨架
a plate rack 盤碟架
a luggage rack 行李架

[ C ] US UK frame a wooden or plastic triangle used to arrange the balls at the start of a game of billiards, pool, snooker, etc.

the rack

in the past, a device to which people were tied that stretched their bodies by pulling their arms in one direction and their legs in the other direction, usually used as a way of forcing them to give information


rack noun (MEAT)

[ C or U ] a large piece of meat cut from the neck of a sheep or pig

The butcher prepared a rack of pork. 那個屠夫準備了一塊豬頸肉。
We're having rack of lamb for dinner. 我們今天晚餐會煮羊頸肉。

rack noun (MACHINE)

[ C ] a bar with tooth-like parts along one edge that fits into a pinion (= a wheel with tooth-like parts) allowing change between circular and straight-line movement


rack noun (DECAY)

rack and ruin US also wrack and ruin

a state of decay

The whole farm was going to rack and ruin. 整個農場逐漸變得破敗不堪。


rackverb [ T often passive ]

uk /ræk/ us /ræk/

to cause physical or mental pain, or trouble, to someone or something

Even at the end, when cancer racked his body, he was calm and cheerful. 即使在最後,當他的身體備受癌症病魔摧殘的時候,他仍然鎮定自若、樂觀開朗。
The dog was already racked by/with the pains of old age. 那隻狗已經又老又病,痛苦不堪。
He was racked by/with doubts/guilt. 他被疑慮/內疚所折磨。

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(Translation of “rack” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)