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synonyms for racking

  • afflict
  • shake
  • torment
  • wrench
  • agonize
  • crucify
  • distress
  • excruciate
  • force
  • harass
  • harrow
  • martyr
  • oppress
  • pain
  • persecute
  • pull
  • stress
  • stretch
  • tear
  • try
  • wring
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antonyms for racking

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  • aid
  • assist
  • comfort
  • delight
  • help
  • please
  • soothe
  • pleasure
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How to use racking in a sentence

His companion sat still with signs of tension in his face, and it was clear that he was racking his befogged brain.
THE GOLD TRAILHAROLD BINDLOSS
After racking his imagination, it occurred to him to bribe the blowsy waiting-maid with gold.
AT THE SIGN OF THE CAT AND RACKETHONORE DE BALZAC
He made the mere unlocking of the door a nerve-racking sound, and stamped in swearing under his breath.
THE LIGHT THAT LURESPERCY BREBNER
And the night before Herbert Murray was to set sail, he lay groaning and moaning with racking pains.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
Again one of those agonizing waits, racking to the two men whose future depended largely upon the happenings atop the range.
THE WHITE DESERTCOURTNEY RYLEY COOPER
We pictured their signal quartermaster racking the pigeon-holes to spell "Ladysmith," and expected a gaudy display.
THE RELIEF OF MAFEKINGFILSON YOUNG
Their minds had had no concept of such horror, such relentless, racking pain.
THE LINKALAN EDWARD NOURSE
For racking the wine, we should have: 1st a large brass faucet.
THE CULTIVATION OF THE NATIVE GRAPE, AND MANUFACTURE OF AMERICAN WINESGEORGE HUSMANN
Teola staggered toward her father, a cough racking the emaciated frame.
TESS OF THE STORM COUNTRYGRACE MILLER WHITE
My time did not come for many days, and I spent long hours racking my brain for the answers which I ought to give.
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WORDS RELATED TO RACKING

  • cutting
  • distressing
  • excruciating
  • exquisite
  • fierce
  • keen
  • overpowering
  • overwhelming
  • piercing
  • poignant
  • powerful
  • racking
  • severe
  • sharp
  • shooting
  • stabbing
  • sudden
  • violent
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.