rax

[ 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.

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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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Example sentences from the Web for rax

  • 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 rax

rax
/ (ræks) Scot /

verb

(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

noun

the act of stretching or straining

Word Origin for rax

Old English raxan
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