Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


Chinese (Traditional) translation of “rack”


verb [T often passive]     /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 .
The dog was already racked by/with the pains of old age .
He was racked by/with doubts / guilt .
Pain and painful
(Definition of rack verb from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “rack” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


relating to behaviour between people that is pleasant and friendly, often despite a difficult situation

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More