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rax

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

Historical Examples of rax

  • Tho' rax, the region of the body between the head and abdomen.

    A Guide for the Study of Animals

    Worrallo Whitney

  • Here they had bought a luncheon, there Marie had first seen the Rax.

    The Street of Seven Stars

    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Marie had seen the Rax all her life, as it towered thirty miles or so away above the plain.

    The Street of Seven Stars

    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Marie stopped the sleigh at a wayside shrine, and getting out knelt to say a prayer for the travelers who had died on the Rax.

    The Street of Seven Stars

    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • The names of colors are duplicated to express the superlative, as;—rax rax, very green; zak zak, very white.


British Dictionary definitions for rax

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
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noun
  1. the act of stretching or straining
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Word Origin for rax

Old English raxan
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