Synonyms for rack


1. rack, framework
usage: framework for holding objects
2. rack, cut, cut of meat
usage: rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton
3. wrack, rack, destruction, demolition, wipeout
usage: the destruction or collapse of something; "wrack and ruin"
4. rack, wheel, instrument of torture
usage: an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims
5. rack, stand, support
usage: a support for displaying various articles; "the newspapers were arranged on a rack"
6. rack, torture, torturing
usage: a form of torture in which pain is inflicted by stretching the body
7. rack, single-foot, gait
usage: a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately


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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