Synonyms of racking


1. single-foot, rack, pace

usage: go at a rack; "the horses single-footed"

2. rack, try, strain, stress

usage: stretch to the limits; "rack one's brains"

3. rack, work, put to work

usage: put on a rack and pinion; "rack a camera"

4. extort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wring, overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook

usage: 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"

5. scud, rack, sail

usage: run before a gale

6. rack, fly, wing

usage: fly in high wind

7. rack, draw, take out

usage: draw off from the lees; "rack wine"

8. torment, torture, excruciate, rack, pain, anguish, hurt

usage: torment emotionally or mentally

9. rack, work, work on, process

usage: work on a rack; "rack leather"

10. rack, seize, prehend, clutch

usage: seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block

11. rack, torture, excruciate, torment

usage: torture on the rack


1. racking, wrenching, painful (vs. painless)

usage: causing great physical or mental suffering; "a wrenching pain"

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Definition and meaning of racking (Dictionary)