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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 of rack bunk, doss [chiefly British], hay [slang], kip, lair [British dialect], pad, bed, sackWords Related to rack 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 of rack affliction, agony, anguish, excruciation, hurt, misery, pain, distress, strait(s), torment, torture, travail, tribulation, woeWords Related to rack 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 of rack 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 of rack agonize, anguish, bedevil, beset, besiege, curse, excruciate, harrow, persecute, plague, afflict, torment, tortureWords Related to rack 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 of rack 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 of rack pull, strain, stretch, wrenchWords Related to rack fray, tax, weaken; damage, harm, hurt, impair, wound; batter, bruise, tear; cripple, lame, mangle, mutilate



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