[raks]Scot. and North England
- to stretch oneself, as after sleeping.
- to extend the hand.
- 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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Historical Examples of raxing
Weel may yon boatie row, or my craig'll have to thole a raxing.David Balfour, Second Part
Robert Louis Stevenson
- (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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