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Definition of "racking" []

  • Causing or indicating mental suffering (adjective)
  • Causing or indicating physical suffering (adjective)
  • A method of asphalt shingle application, whereby shingle courses are applied vertically, up the roof rather than laterally across and up. (noun)

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  • Spun yarn used in racking ropes (noun)
  • Present participle of rack. (verb)

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Use "racking" in a sentence
  • "Janis Ian risks a midnight soul-racking from the King of Dreams for that."
  • "What I mean is that it gets so involved in racking up points that it misses the really simple ways to lower carbon footprint: promote restoration and reuse and conservation of materials."
  • "Roehl, a 228-pound wrecking ball, bulldozed his way through arm tackles and showed impressive speed in racking up 200 yards rushing on just nine carries - in the first half."