from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to arrange in a rack
  • v. to gain (points etc.; in a game or sport)
  • v. to acquire, to gather together.
  • v. to defeat severely, to thrash

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. place in a rack
  • v. gain points in a game
  • v. supply a rack with feed for (horses or other animals)
  • v. defeat thoroughly


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