Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: racking
IPA transcription: [ɹ'ækɪŋ]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: racking, wrenching
    Meaning: causing great physical or mental suffering; "a wrenching pain"
Usage examples
  • He turned in anguish of heart toward the south, for there less racking remembrances hovered over the distant hills.
  • As the war had caught him in the service, Nicholas Rostov took a close and prolonged part in the defense of his country, but did so casually, without any aim at self-sacrifice, and he therefore looked at what was going on in Russia without despair and without dismally racking his brains over it.