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Meaning of rack

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: framework for holding objects
      2: rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially
         lamb or mutton
      3: the destruction or collapse of something; "wrack and ruin"
         [syn: {wrack}, {rack}]
      4: an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or
         mutilates victims [syn: {rack}, {wheel}]
      5: a support for displaying various articles; "the newspapers
         were arranged on a rack" [syn: {rack}, {stand}]
      6: a form of torture in which pain is inflicted by stretching
         the body
      7: a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground
         separately [syn: {rack}, {single-foot}]
      v 1: go at a rack; "the horses single-footed" [syn: {single-
           foot}, {rack}]
      2: stretch to the limits; "rack one's brains"
      3: put on a rack and pinion; "rack a camera"
      4: 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" [syn: {extort}, {squeeze},
         {rack}, {gouge}, {wring}]
      5: run before a gale [syn: {scud}, {rack}]
      6: fly in high wind
      7: draw off from the lees; "rack wine"
      8: torment emotionally or mentally [syn: {torment}, {torture},
         {excruciate}, {rack}]
      9: work on a rack; "rack leather"
      10: seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to
          prevent running through the block
      11: torture on the rack

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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