Definition - rack

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  1. an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims
  2. the destruction or collapse of something; "wrack and ruin"
  3. torture on the rack
  4. rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton
  5. seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block
  6. work on a rack; "rack leather"
  7. stretch to the limits; "rack one's brains"
  8. torment emotionally or mentally
  9. draw off from the lees; "rack wine"
  10. fly in high wind
  11. run before a gale
  12. go at a rack; "the horses single-footed"
  13. 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"
  14. put on a rack and pinion; "rack a camera"
  15. a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately

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