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rax

[raks]Scot. and North England
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verb (used without object)
  1. to stretch oneself, as after sleeping.
  2. to extend the hand.
verb (used with object)
  1. 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

Historical Examples

  • I daresay I do, and I wish to God it was only this raxed arm that was the worst of my ailment.

    John Splendid

    Neil Munro

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for raxed

rax

verb
  1. (tr) to stretch or extend
  2. (intr) to reach out
  3. (tr) to pass or give (something to a person) with the outstretched hand; reachrax me the salt
  4. (tr) to strain or sprain
noun
  1. the act of stretching or straining

Word Origin

Old English raxan
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