rack up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v rack up supply a rack with feed for (horses or other animals)
    • v rack up defeat thoroughly "He mopped up the floor with his opponents"
    • v rack up gain points in a game "The home team scored many times","He hit a home run","He hit .300 in the past season"
    • v rack up place in a rack "rack pool balls"
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Usage

In literature:

The old place is shut up, going to rack and ruin.
"A Bid for Fortune" by Guy Boothby
Rack me up alongside the boys.
"Breaking Point" by James E. Gunn
Methinks the farm would go to rack and ruin; he is so wrapped up in his nasty public.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866" by Various
Shot were brought up from below and placed in the racks ready for use.
"John Deane of Nottingham" by W.H.G. Kingston
If this is properly done, you can now pick up the rack and handle it in any way you wish.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
In the airlock he had wrapped up his pressure suit and stored it on a rack; no one would notice it there, and it might be handy later.
"Gold in the Sky" by Alan Edward Nourse
We'd better pack up and rack down the trail to the ranger's cabin.
"The Forester's Daughter" by Hamlin Garland
I've given up any thought of putting her on the rack.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
They racked their brains to find the explanation, but every time they came up against a blank wall.
"Baseball Joe Around the World" by Lester Chadwick
He took up his counting rack and slithered the buttons back and forth.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
There was nothing to be gained, however, by racking his brain for something that wasn't there, and Buck soon gave up the attempt.
"Shoe-Bar Stratton" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
Last night, when I was covering up the racks, everything was in place.
"Elkan Lubliner, American" by Montague Glass
The regimental cooks came up for the hot water, and soon the hungry, weary, nerve-racked men were served with the morning meal.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
He covered his ears, and paced up and down the room as though racked with pain.
"The Scarlet Feather" by Houghton Townley
Brand unbuckled his sword, and threw his helmet up in the rack.
"The Traitors" by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
Turning back to one of the benches, he picked up a wooden funnel-rack, and tossed it to the crystal disk beneath the violet ray.
"The Pygmy Planet" by John Stewart Williamson
I had been ill brought up to meet this racking emergency.
"The Cruise of the Shining Light" by Norman Duncan
The fisherman's son went up on top of the rack at the end of the weir.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
Throwing up his head again, he awoke the desert with an outcry that racked his whole body.
"Bred of the Desert" by Marcus Horton
Gee-Gee picked up his walkie-talkie from the rack.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
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In poetry:

As the cloudy rack goes by,
How the life-blood mantles up
Till the fountain deep and dry
Yields once more a sparkling cup.
"Sharing" by George MacDonald
In front the awful Alpine track
Crawls up its rocky stair;
The autumn storm-winds drive the rack,
Close o'er it, in the air.
"Stanzas In Memory Of The Author Of 'Obermann'" by Matthew Arnold
It felt that, in spite of all possible pains,
It had somehow contrived to lose count,
And the only thing now was to rack its poor brains
By reckoning up the amount.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
Men slay the prophets; fagot, rack, and cross
Make up the groaning record of the past;
But Evil's triumphs are her endless loss,
And sovereign Beauty wins the soul at last.
"Elegy On The Death Of Dr. Channing" by James Russell Lowell
"Up hammocks!" at last cried the bo'sun at dawn;
The guns were cast loose and the tompions drawn;
The gunner was bustling the shot racks to fill,
And "All hands to quarters!" was piped with a will.
"The Quarter-Gunner's Yarn" by Sir Henry Newbolt
Till, sick of their ruler's godling airs,
In one body thsoe earthborn commoners
Rose up and put royal nerves to the rack:
King Egg-Head saw his domain crack,
His crown usurped by the low brow
Of the base, barbarous Prince Ow.
"Natural History" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

The Dixie quarterback racked up 472 yards of total offense and finished with five touchdowns to lead the Flyers to a 49-21 victory in the 3A state championship game.
The Grizzlies rushed 69 times for 379 yards and six touchdowns, while racking up a total of 605 yards overall.
Chugiak wrestling racked up six wins at the Top of the World Classic at Barrow on Friday and Saturday, Nov 16-17.
Jacob Seagraves racked up two RBIs on three hits for Plymouth.
Nick Swisher watches his home run, as he racks up six RBI in win against Boston.
Bruins complete, rack up highest point total in rivalry since 1995 with 100-66 victory at home More.
Lawyers in Solyndra case rack up billings .
Sophomore rusher Dylan Radden hits the hole, racking up yardage in the second half of the Wolverines 20-15 loss, Saturday, at Orcas.
Having racked up serious box office and generally favorable reviews with the first three Paranormal Activity films, the producers of the series have finally gone to the well once too often.
Rookie RB David Wilson racked up 327 total yards & three TDs in the win.
Otherwise, it was all done on the ground, as Pratt racked up 47 yards on nine carries during the drive.
Liggins has been racking up the frequent flyer miles.
Any defense facing the Cardinals should rack up huge points.
Michelle Leh has been driving for two years, has crashed twice and has racked up her first stock- car racing win, all by the age of 13.
Those impressive claims helped the company rack up $91 million in sales in 2009.
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In science:

We are able to show that for at least one class of finite racks, the generalized rack polynomials determine the rack structure up to isomorphism, and we identify another class of quandles for which the generalized rack polynomials do not determine the isomorphism class.
On rack polynomials
We would like to jazz up these rack counting invariants with the generalized rack polynomials.
On rack polynomials
One possibility to realize the approach is thus for example to replace conventional module racks by mechanical racks in which the solarmodule or a group of solar module, eventually together with some ballast can be lifted up and downward.
Storing unsteady energy, like photovoltaically generated electric energy, as potential energy
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