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rack

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rack

  1. 1 a place set aside for sleeping <the clock struck midnight, signaling that it was time to hit the rack> Synonyms bunk, doss [chiefly British], hay [slang], kip, lair [British dialect], pad, bed, sackRelated Words bedstead, futon, mattress, pallet; bunk bed, cot, couch, daybed, feather bed, four-poster, hammock, Murphy bed, shakedown, sleigh bed, sofa, sofa bed, studio couch, trundle bed, water bed; bassinet, carry-cot [British], cradle, crib

  2. 2 a state of great suffering of body or mind <after experiencing the rack of a divorce, he was reluctant to commit to another relationship> Synonyms affliction, agony, anguish, excruciation, hurt, misery, pain, distress, strait(s), torment, torture, travail, tribulation, woeRelated Words discomfort; cross, crucible, trial; heartache, heartbreak, joylessness, sadness, sorrow, unhappiness; emergency, pinch; asperity, difficulty, hardship, rigor; ache, pang, smarting, soreness, stitch, throe, twinge; danger, jeopardy, troubleNear Antonyms comfort, consolation, solace; alleviation, assuagement, ease, relief; peace, security; well-being


rack

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rack

  1. 1 to cause persistent suffering to <the young man was racked with guilt over the lie he had told to his parents> Synonyms agonize, anguish, bedevil, beset, besiege, curse, excruciate, harrow, persecute, plague, afflict, torment, tortureRelated Words assail, attack; badger, dog, hound, pursue, ride; aggravate, agitate, annoy, bother, bug, chafe, distress, disturb, exasperate, gall, get, grate, gripe, hagride, harass, harry, irk, irritate, molest, nettle, peeve, pester, pique, put out, rasp, rile, vex; discomfort, discompose, disquiet, fluster, grieve, perturb, strain, stress, trouble, try, upset, worry; crush, oppress, overpower, overwhelm, smite, strike, tyrannize, victimize; hurt, pain, pang, prick, smart, stab, sting, wring; martyrNear Antonyms abet, aid, assist, help; deliver, release, relieve, reprieve; comfort, console, content, quiet, solace, soothe, succor

  2. 2 to injure by overuse, misuse, or pressure <she racked her brain trying to remember where she'd put the money> Synonyms pull, strain, stretch, wrenchRelated Words fray, tax, weaken; damage, harm, hurt, impair, wound; batter, bruise, tear; cripple, lame, mangle, mutilate


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