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wrack1 British & World English

Variant spelling of rack1verb1verb1verb.

wrack2 British & World English

Any of a number of coarse brown seaweeds which grow on the shoreline, frequently each kind forming a distinct band in relation to high- and low-water marks. Many have air bladders for buoyancy

wrack3 British & World English

A mass of high, thick, fast-moving cloud

wrack4 British & World English

A wrecked ship; a shipwreck

wrack in rack1 British & World English

Cause extreme pain, anguish, or distress to

go to rack and ruin British & World English

Gradually deteriorate in condition because of neglect; fall into disrepair

rack one's brains British & World English

Make a great effort to think of or remember something

knotted wrack British & World English

A dark olive-green seaweed with flat branching fronds which bear air bladders, occurring on rocky seashores

go to rack and ruin in rack1 British & World English

Gradually deteriorate in condition because of neglect; fall into disrepair

bladderwrack British & World English

A common brown shoreline seaweed which has tough strap-like fronds containing air bladders that give buoyancy

rack something up in rack1 British & World English

Accumulate or achieve something, typically a score or amount

rack something up British & World English

Accumulate or achieve something, typically a score or amount

rack one's brains in rack1 British & World English

Make a great effort to think of or remember something

wrack New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

mass of fast-moving cloud

wrack English-Spanish

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wrack in rack New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

noun ‘framework for holding or storing things’ or ‘instrument of torture’ is always rack, not wrack; verb ‘torture by stretching on a rack’ can be rack or wrack, as can phrs rack and ruin, rack one's brains;