[ raks ]
/ ræks /
Scot. and North England

verb (used without object)

to stretch oneself, as after sleeping.
to extend the hand.

verb (used with object)

to elongate; stretch.

Nearby words

  1. rawlplug,
  2. rawls,
  3. rawly,
  4. rawmaish,
  5. rawsthorne,
  6. ray,
  7. ray floret,
  8. ray flower,
  9. ray gun,
  10. ray, john

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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British Dictionary definitions for rax


/ (ræks) Scot /


(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

Word Origin for rax

Old English raxan

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