[raks]Scot. and North England
- to stretch oneself, as after sleeping.
- to extend the hand.
- to elongate; stretch.
Origin of rax
before 1000; Middle English (north) raxen, Old English raxan; akin to Old English reccean to stretch, German recken
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Examples from the Web for raxed
I daresay I do, and I wish to God it was only this raxed arm that was the worst of my ailment.John Splendid
Cloured crowns were plenty, and raxed necks came into fashion.Red Gauntlet
Sir Walter Scott
It's twa-three days since the doctor certifiedst him; noo his muscles hae stiffened and raxed him up.Border Ghost Stories
- (tr) to stretch or extend
- (intr) to reach out
- (tr) to pass or give (something to a person) with the outstretched hand; reachrax me the salt
- (tr) to strain or sprain
- the act of stretching or straining
Old English raxan
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