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rack

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1 a place set aside for sleeping

  • the clock struck midnight, signaling that it was time to hit the rack
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bed, bunk, doss [chiefly British], hay [slang], kip, lair [British dialect], pad, sack

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2 a state of great suffering of body or mind

  • suffering the rack of a sprained ankle, the climber had to make his way back down the mountain to camp
  • felt the rack of regret after losing her temper with her teenagers
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rack

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1 to cause persistent suffering to

  • the young man was racked with guilt over the lie he had told to his parents
  • the country has been racked by years of civil war
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2 to injure by overuse, misuse, or pressure

  • she racked her brain trying to remember where sheʼd put the money
  • the sails of the boat were racked by the storm's winds
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afflict, try, torment, torture, rack mean to inflict on a person something that is hard to bear. afflict is a general term and applies to the causing of pain or suffering or of acute annoyance, embarrassment, or any distress.
    • ills that afflict the elderly
try suggests imposing something that strains the powers of endurance or of self-control.
    • children often try their parents' patience
torment suggests persecution or the repeated inflicting of suffering or annoyance.
    • a horse tormented by flies
torture adds the implication of causing unbearable pain or suffering.
    • tortured by a sense of guilt
rack stresses straining or wrenching.
    • a body racked by pain


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