- (Sport) 1.1 countable (bat) (before noun) racket pressprensa (feminine) de raquetasExample sentences1.2 uncountable
also: rackets (+ singular verb)(game)Example sentences
- Anyway, I can't just go to some tennis court with my racquet and balls, I need someone to play with and that's why I need a club.
- Unlike, say, a tennis racket or cricket bat, a snooker cue is thought irreplaceable by its owner.
- He looks down at his tennis racquet, examining his strings.
- Initial conversation gives you the impression that this kid's just too nice to make it in the music business, this racket will chew him up and spit him out.
- It's a strange business, this journalism racket.
- You had better have a darn good reason for any involvement in the casualty insurance racket.
- 1 (noise) [colloquial] to make a rackethacer or armar bulla or barulloarmar jaleo [colloquial]Example sentences
- I woke up and there were crows outside my window, making a racket and causing the other birds to yell back at them.
- The guys were making a racket and amid the commotion were cries of victory.
- She has workmen in the house who are making a racket with drills and instead of talking in the sitting room, she suggests we go through the long garden at the rear of the house to her husband's more peaceful, spacious music room.
- 2 (business) [colloquial] he's mixed up in a drugs racketestá metido en un tinglado or en un asunto de tráfico de drogas [colloquial]Example sentences
- The army, on the other hand, is notorious for its protection rackets and other illegal activities in the province.
- He warned in certain parts of the country it has created the risk of illegal protection rackets growing up.
- Smuggling, bribery, protection rackets and the rise of criminal mafias are some of the common symptoms of rigidly controlled economies.
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