Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb rack

11 senses of rack

Sense 1
single-foot, rack -- (go at a rack; "the horses single-footed")
       => pace -- (go at a pace; "The horse paced")

Sense 2
rack -- (stretch to the limits; "rack one's brains")
       => try, strain, stress -- (test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!")

Sense 3
rack -- (put on a rack and pinion; "rack a camera")
       => work, put to work -- (cause to work; "he is working his servants hard")

Sense 4
extort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wring -- (obtain by coercion or intimidation; "They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"; "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him")
       => overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook -- (rip off; ask an unreasonable price)

Sense 5
scud, rack -- (run before a gale)
       => sail -- (travel on water propelled by wind; "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"; "the ship sails on")

Sense 6
rack -- (fly in high wind)
       => fly, wing -- (travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly")

Sense 7
rack -- (draw off from the lees; "rack wine")
       => draw, take out -- (take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from the barrel")

Sense 8
torment, torture, excruciate, rack -- (torment emotionally or mentally)
       => pain, anguish, hurt -- (cause emotional anguish or make miserable; "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school")

Sense 9
rack -- (work on a rack; "rack leather")
       => work, work on, process -- (shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal")

Sense 10
rack -- (seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block)
       => seize, prehend, clutch -- (take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals")

Sense 11
rack -- (torture on the rack)
       => torture, excruciate, torment -- (subject to torture; "The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible")

Antonyms of adj racking

1 sense of racking

Sense 1
racking, wrenching -- (causing great physical or mental suffering; "a wrenching pain")

INDIRECT (VIA painful) -> painless -- (not causing physical or psychological pain; "painless dentistry")

Similarity of adj racking

1 sense of racking

Sense 1
racking, wrenching -- (causing great physical or mental suffering; "a wrenching pain")
       => painful (vs. painless) -- (causing physical or psychological pain; "worked with painful slowness")

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