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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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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


British Dictionary definitions for raxing

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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