Meaning of RACK in English

I. noun


a bike rack (= a metal frame that you can attach your bike to )

All stations should provide bike racks for passengers.

a wire rack

Bake the biscuits for 10 minutes until golden. Cool on a wire rack.

be consumed with/racked with/overwhelmed by guilt (= feel very guilty )

Later he was horrified that he had hit her, and was racked by guilt.

coat rack

luggage rack

rack your brains (= try very hard to think of something )

If we all rack our brains we should come up with some ideas.




Heater too close to coat rack . 7.

The desk is a typical lawyer desk but in miniature, and the coat rack is knee-high.


Even the luggage racks contained their quota of sailors, soldiers, or airmen.

Each day now Phagu went scouting in the jeep, Kamesh driving, he and I perched up on the luggage rack .

He loaded the bags on to the luggage rack of the Argyll.

I arrived at the station in good time and chained my travel-bag to the luggage rack .


Secondly, I want a good ¾ length roof rack for my vehicle but can only locate rather basic utilitarian models.

People climbed over the bonnet or sat on the roof rack .

Stacked on the floor around their legs was all the luggage that wouldn't fit on the roof rack .

A Hillman Imp, a roof rack , the beak of an upturned canoe overshooting its windscreen.

The roof rack was a test item and did not prove successful.

Harvey connected the roof rack to two batteries.

The lights fixed to the roof rack came on, but paper cones prevented them from being visible from the shore line.


Place the frozen truffles on a wire rack over a baking sheet.

Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then remove to a wire rack .

Run a blunt knife around the inside edge of the tin and turn out the cake on to a wire rack to cool.

Remove from baking sheet to a wire rack and let cool for 10 minutes.

Turn out on to wire rack . 3.

Remove from baking sheet and let cool completely on wire rack .

Leave the florentines on a wire rack to set.

Place ginger on a wire rack to dry for at least an hour.


a bicycle rack

a spice rack

Let the cake cool on a rack for ten minutes.


Make sure the pans are in the center of the rack to allow heat to circulate around them.

Place the frozen truffles on a wire rack over a baking sheet.

Swap for rack mounted sound module.

There are racks and racks of romantic writers and readers online.

There is a pool then a typical rack to Inverlaidnan Bridge.

What I hear you saying is that I have lived my life as if I bought my clothes off the rack .

When the fire is hot, lay the mushrooms on the rack .

II. verb




Salomon Brothers paid the ten-thousand-dollar bill racked up by the wife of its mailroom clerk with three months' tenure.

The Red Baron was through a month or two back, racking up his score.

He had a racked up a mostly forgettable record in two terms as a Republican backbencher in Reagan-era Washington.

After a rough start, he racked up a terrific year in 1996.

CyberCash has racked up a few big customers recently, however.

Even without the Pombo bill, industry groups have already racked up a string of victories.

A legal background can help you rack up bonus points in your job search.



Which left Fabia racking her brains to think of how next best to get through to the woman.

She sat back in the seat as she racked her brain before coming to just one conclusion: Harry Martin.

There was a silence in the room as we all simultaneously racked our brains for a missing disease.

Rachel racked her brains , trying to remember what Jamie had said of him - ruthless, living only for his ambition.

I waved back, racking my brains to remember who she was.


If Liza had been racked by guilt , now, in a way, so was she.

Among them was Carmen Azzopardi, who had been racked with guilt after turning down a request from Bernadette to mind Farrah.

I did some bad stuff to some people to prove myself, but I was racked with guilt .


Adobe racked up $ 46. 9 million in licensing revenues during its latest quarter.

Everyone could feel the abnormal strains that were now racking the monied world.

Her face was racked with pain and it was clear that she was very ill.

If Liza had been racked by guilt, now, in a way, so was she.

Other times he thrashed all night, thinking nothing, his body cramping, dry, racked, beside itself.

Sharp pains racked his wasting body.

Without it, she was racked by a feeling of utter desolation.

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