the rack

noun

Definition of the rack

: a machine used in the past to hurt people by stretching their bodies prisoners tortured on the rack sometimes used figurativelyThe interviewer put me on the rack and asked some really tough questions.

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“The rack.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20rack. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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