[raks]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.
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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(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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