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rack

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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ldoce_279_drackrack1 /ræk/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 DTa frame or shelf that has bars or hooks on which you can put things a wine rack a magazine rack luggage rack, roof-rack2 the rack3 on the rack4 go to rack and ruin5 American EnglishDSO a three-sided frame used for arranging the balls at the start of a game of snooker or pool6 a rack of lamb/pork7 off the rack
Examples from the Corpus
rackLet the cake cool on a rack for ten minutes.There are racks and racks of romantic writers and readers online.a bicycle rackSwap for rack mounted sound module.a spice rackMake sure the pans are in the center of the rack to allow heat to circulate around them.What I hear you saying is that I have lived my life as if I bought my clothes off the rack.When the fire is hot, lay the mushrooms on the rack.There is a pool then a typical rack to Inverlaidnan Bridge.Place the frozen truffles on a wire rack over a baking sheet.
rackrack2 verb  1 [transitive]SUFFER to make someone suffer great mental or physical pain Great sobs racked her body.be racked by/with something Her face was racked with pain. Liza was racked by guilt. Grammar Rack is often passive in this meaning.2 rack your brains rack something ↔ up→ See Verb table
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rackOther times he thrashed all night, thinking nothing, his body cramping, dry, racked, beside itself.Without it, she was racked by a feeling of utter desolation.If Liza had been racked by guilt, now, in a way, so was she.Sharp pains racked his wasting body.Everyone could feel the abnormal strains that were now racking the monied world.Adobe racked up $ 46. 9 million in licensing revenues during its latest quarter.Her face was racked with pain and it was clear that she was very ill.racked ... bodyA violent shudder racked his powerful body.He swallowed deeply and another great shudder racked his body.
From Longman Business Dictionaryrackrack /ræk/ verb rack up something→ See Verb table
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Verb table
rack
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrack
he, she, itracks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyracked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave racked
he, she, ithas racked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad racked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill rack
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have racked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam racking
he, she, itis racking
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you, we, theyare racking
Past
I, he, she, itwas racking
you, we, theywere racking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been racking
he, she, ithas been racking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been racking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be racking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been racking
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