Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Rack"

The meaning of "Rack" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does racking mean?
A: To rack one’s brain= to think hard
Q: What does rack mean?
A: In the context of the sentence, it means ' arrange' or ' rearrange'.
Q: What does rack up mean?
A: The use of the term “rack up” in your phrase means to total up or sum up or tally the scores.

To “rack up” is a sports term used in billiards and bowling. In billiards, it means to collect all the balls into the triangle “thingy “ ( sorry - I don’t know technical name for thingy). Anyhow, racking up the balks is required before you begin to play.

Similarly, in bowling, the pins are racked up after each play.
Q: What does "rack your brains" mean?
A:
I hardly hear or read it however I'm pretty sure a lot of people use it.
Q: What does rack city mean?
A: It's a place in New York

Example sentences using "Rack"

Q: Please show me example sentences with off the rack.
A: The clothes are bought off the rack.
Q: Please show me example sentences with rack up.
A: Can you please rack up the scores, or Those shoes should be racked up.
Q: Please show me example sentences with rack up .
A: Rack up points...?

That's the only one I can think of. Rack up is kind of another way of saying gathering, except I think it's usually used in a gaming or sports sense.
Q: Please show me example sentences with rack up .
A: Usually used for setting something in or on a rack (usually for snooker, billiards, pool, etc.)or accumulating points, money, etc.

"Let's play billiards. Can you rack up the balls?"

"Our team racked up 25 points at the pub quiz, but we still only came second."

"I racked up 200 pounds at the casino yesterday!"
Q: Please show me example sentences with rack up.
A: The point of the game is to rack up as many points as possible (to win)

Synonyms of "Rack" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between rack and shelf ?
A: A shelf is a type of rack.

A shelf is a flat horizontal structure that you can put things on.

A rack is any type of structure that holds things off the ground.
So a rack can be a shelf, but it can also be a bar for hanging clothes on (a clothes rack), or a structure of hooks to hold tools on a wall (a tool rack).
Q: What is the difference between rack and shelves and hanger ?
A: a rack is like a wirey shelf and a hanger is used to hang things, not put things on
Q: What is the difference between rack and shelf ?
A: Rake is an object used to help get rid of leaves.

Ex. Can you hand me the rake.

Shelf is where you put things into.

Example: Please put the book back on the shelf.


This is a rake.
Q: What is the difference between rack and shelf ?
A: You hang things on a rack (like clothes hangers).
You put, or set things on a shelf, because it has a flat surface.

Translations of "Rack"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? "It is necessary to use 15U racks according to the equipment layout" is it written correctly?
A: Many thanks ^^
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? why "rack up" has the meaning of "accumulate"? I can't understand the relation between them.
A: “Rack up” is just slang. I’m not sure where it came from but it’s used more in casual settings like “racking up points” in a video game.

Other questions about "Rack"

Q: 次の文の主語の意味が理解できません

Behind him is a rack of snack foods

"Behind him" が主語だと思うのですが、これだと前置詞句もしくは副詞句となり
「Behind+名詞」でなぜ主語になれているのかが分かりません。

よろしくお願いいたします。
A: 文法的に正しいのかが分かりませんが、よく言われているパターンです。物の場所を知らせるときに前置詞が主語になることがあります。"Behind him is a rack of snack foods"と"A rack of snack foods is behind him"は全く同じ意味です。

例文
"To your left is the bank"
"The bank is to your left"とは同じ意味です。
Q: "if you rack up 10 coupons you can eat one pack of chicken for free." does this sound natural?
A: "rack up" sounds a bit crude to me 😂 besides it's usually used for a larger amount (and I don't think 10 is that much 😂)
Q: "rack up"の意味には、

"(利益)を得る"と"(損失)を被る"とテキストにありました。

"get"のようなイメージで使われるのでしょうか?

A: そうてすね。ネイティブなので反対の意味があることに気がつくのは初めてです。

"rack up"の文字通りの意味は何かを重ねるということですから、意味は前後次第です。例えば、"He racked up lots of money"は利益を得るという意味で、"He racked up debt"は損失を被るという意味です。

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