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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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