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racknoun [C]

us   /ræk/
  • rack noun [C] (FRAME)

a frame, often with bars or hooks, for holding or hanging things: a bike rack a towel rack

rackverb [T]

us   /ræk/
  • rack verb [T] (CAUSE PAIN)

to cause someone great physical or mental pain: Even near the end, when cancer racked his body, he remained hopeful.
Phrasal verbs
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"rack" in British English

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racknoun

uk   /ræk/ us   /ræk/

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. The dog was already racked by/with the pains of old age. He was racked by/with doubts/guilt.
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(Definition of rack from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rack”
in Korean 선반…
in Arabic رَفّ, حامِل…
in Malaysian rak…
in French se creuser la tête…
in Russian полка, вешалка, стойка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 支架, 架子, 擱物架…
in Italian rastrelliera, portabagli…
in Turkish raf…
in Polish półka…
in Spanish estante…
in Vietnamese giá, gác…
in Portuguese suporte, rack…
in Thai ชั้น…
in German sich den Kopf zerbrechen…
in Catalan prestatge reixat, portaequipatge…
in Japanese 棚, ラック, ~掛け…
in Chinese (Simplified) 支架, 架子, 搁物架…
in Indonesian rak…
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