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

The meaning of "Rack" in various phrases and sentences

Q: Что значит racking ?
A: To rack one’s brain= to think hard
Q: Что значит rack?
A: In the context of the sentence, it means ' arrange' or ' rearrange'.
Q: Что значит rack up?
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: Что значит "rack your brains"?
A:
I hardly hear or read it however I'm pretty sure a lot of people use it.
Q: Что значит rack city?
A: It's a place in New York

Example sentences using "Rack"

Q: Покажите мне примеры предложений с off the rack.
A: The clothes are bought off the rack.
Q: Покажите мне примеры предложений с rack up.
A: Can you please rack up the scores, or Those shoes should be racked up.
Q: Покажите мне примеры предложений с 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: Покажите мне примеры предложений с 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: Покажите мне примеры предложений с 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: В чем разница между rack up и increase ?
A: Rack up is more casual. Like you’re at dinner and you’ve “racked up a big bill”. It implies the meaning of things piling on top of each other. “I’ve racked up a huge pile of papers on my desk that I need to go through”. You wouldn’t say “I’ve increased a huge pile of papers”. Increase really just means “to add/raise”.
Q: В чем разница между rack и 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: В чем разница между rack и shelves и hanger ?
A: a rack is like a wirey shelf and a hanger is used to hang things, not put things on
Q: В чем разница между rack и 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: В чем разница между rack и 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: Как сказать на Английском (американский вариант)? "It is necessary to use 15U racks according to the equipment layout" is it written correctly?
A: Many thanks ^^
Q: Как сказать на Английском (американский вариант)? 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." это звучит нормально?
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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