Rack Rack, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Racked} (r[a^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Racking}.] [See {Rack} that which stretches, or {Rock}, v.] To amble fast, causing a rocking or swaying motion of the body; to pace; -- said of a horse. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • racked — adj American 1. ruined, defeated, disabled. The term referred originally to being kicked or struck in the rack or male genital area. 2. intoxicated by drugs or alcohol. The adolescent usage is probably a borrowing of the standard term as it… …   Contemporary slang

  • racked — mod. struck in the testicles. (Usually objectionable.) □ The quarterback got racked and didn’t play the rest of the quarter …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • racked — Synonyms and related words: affected, afflicted, agonized, clawed, convulsed, crucified, devoured by, distressed, harrowed, hurt, hurting, imbued with, impressed, impressed with, in distress, in pain, lacerated, lancinated, martyred, martyrized,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • racked — adj. in pain, tortured, tormented ræk n. shelf; frame or pole on which items are hung; trough for animal feed v. torment, torture …   English contemporary dictionary

  • racked —    American    drunk or under the influence of illegal narcotics    Not tortured on a rack, but otherwise laid out, it would seem …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • racked — past of rack …   Useful english dictionary

  • racked up — mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. (See also rack up.) □ They drank till they were good and racked. □ Man, are you racked. What did you drink? A gallon? □ They all got racked up last weekend …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • racked with pain —    When someone is suffering from severe pain, they are racked with pain.     The soldier was so badly injured that he was racked with pain …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • racked-up — adj American tense, stressed, strung up. An expression heard occasionally since the 1970s. I remember my first shoot. You know I was really racked up but the lieutenant was there for me. (Miami Vice, US TV series, 1988) …   Contemporary slang

  • racked-off — adj Australian irritated, disgruntled. An expression ranking in vehemence somewhere between cheesed off and pissed off …   Contemporary slang

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”