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Meaning of "wrack" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WRACK

Old English wræc persecution, misery; related to Gothic wraka, Old Norse rāk. Compare wreck, wretch.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WRACK

wrack  [ræk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WRACK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wrack is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb wrack in English.

WHAT DOES WRACK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Wrack

The term "wrack" can refer to a thin, flying cloud. Wrack may also refer to: ▪ wrack, a concept in knot theory ▪ wrack, several species of seaweed ▪ Wrack, a novel about the Mahogany Ship ▪ Bladder wrack, Fucus vesiculosus, a brown seaweed or macroalgae...

Definition of wrack in the English dictionary

The definition of wrack in the dictionary is collapse or destruction. Other definition of wrack is something destroyed or a remnant of such.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WRACK

PRESENT

Present
I wrack
you wrack
he/she/it wracks
we wrack
you wrack
they wrack
Present continuous
I am wracking
you are wracking
he/she/it is wracking
we are wracking
you are wracking
they are wracking
Present perfect
I have wracked
you have wracked
he/she/it has wracked
we have wracked
you have wracked
they have wracked
Present perfect continuous
I have been wracking
you have been wracking
he/she/it has been wracking
we have been wracking
you have been wracking
they have been wracking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I wracked
you wracked
he/she/it wracked
we wracked
you wracked
they wracked
Past continuous
I was wracking
you were wracking
he/she/it was wracking
we were wracking
you were wracking
they were wracking
Past perfect
I had wracked
you had wracked
he/she/it had wracked
we had wracked
you had wracked
they had wracked
Past perfect continuous
I had been wracking
you had been wracking
he/she/it had been wracking
we had been wracking
you had been wracking
they had been wracking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will wrack
you will wrack
he/she/it will wrack
we will wrack
you will wrack
they will wrack
Future continuous
I will be wracking
you will be wracking
he/she/it will be wracking
we will be wracking
you will be wracking
they will be wracking
Future perfect
I will have wracked
you will have wracked
he/she/it will have wracked
we will have wracked
you will have wracked
they will have wracked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been wracking
you will have been wracking
he/she/it will have been wracking
we will have been wracking
you will have been wracking
they will have been wracking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would wrack
you would wrack
he/she/it would wrack
we would wrack
you would wrack
they would wrack
Conditional continuous
I would be wracking
you would be wracking
he/she/it would be wracking
we would be wracking
you would be wracking
they would be wracking
Conditional perfect
I would have wrack
you would have wrack
he/she/it would have wrack
we would have wrack
you would have wrack
they would have wrack
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been wracking
you would have been wracking
he/she/it would have been wracking
we would have been wracking
you would have been wracking
they would have been wracking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you wrack
we let´s wrack
you wrack
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to wrack
Past participle
wracked
Present Participle
wracking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WRACK

wrackful
WRAF
wraith
wraithlike
Wran
wrang
Wrangel Island
Wrangell
Wrangell Mountains
wrangle
wrangler
wranglership
wranglesome
wrangling
WRANS
wrap
wrap party
wrap up
wrap-up

WORDS THAT END LIKE WRACK

a hard nut to crack
arrack
backtrack
barrack
cooling rack
crack
fast track
fast-track
plate rack
racetrack
rack
roof rack
single-track
soundtrack
sprack
the rack
the right track
the wrong track
title track
track

Synonyms and antonyms of wrack in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «wrack» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WRACK

Find out the translation of wrack to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wrack from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wrack» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

灭亡
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

wrack
570 millions of speakers

English

wrack
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

wrack
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يخرب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пузырчатый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

destroços
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তীরে নিক্ষিপ্ত সাগর-শৈবাল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fucus
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Wrack
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wrack
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

荒廃
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

고문 대
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wrack
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

rong biển
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அலைகளால் கரைக்கு அடித்துத் தள்ளப்பட்ட கடல்பாசி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Wrack
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

enkaz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

wrack
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wrack
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пухирчастий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

wrack
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

wrack
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

zeewier
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tång
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tang
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wrack

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WRACK»

The term «wrack» is regularly used and occupies the 72.763 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WRACK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «wrack» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «wrack» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wrack

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WRACK»

Discover the use of wrack in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wrack and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Wrack
Archaeologist David Norfolk is searching for a 400-year-old Portuguese shipwreck off the coast of New South Wales.
James Bradley, 2009
2
Walking the Wrack Line: On Tidal Shifts and what Remains
This final volume in the author's trilogy, which began with Stirring the Mud and Entering the Stone gives nature writing a human dimension and throws light on the mysterious and overlooked wonders on beaches as far-flung as Morocco, St. ...
Barbara Hurd, 2008
3
Wrack and Ruin: A Novel
Having fled his New York City life as a renowned sculptor to become a farmer in a small California town, Lyndon Song finds his bucolic existence turned upside-down by a scheme by his movie producer brother involving a golf course on Lyndon ...
Don Lee, 2009
4
Sea Wrack
This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series.
Vere Hutchinson, 2010
5
The Wrack of the Storm
Maurice Maeterlinck. MAURICE MAETERLINCK The Wrack of the Storm The Wrack of the Storm BY THE SAME AUTHOR The. Front Cover.
Maurice Maeterlinck, 2010
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Sea-Wrack
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: .
Frank Thomas Bullen, 2013
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The King My Father's Wrack: The Moral Nexus of Shakespearian ...
In the late plays, the romances, Shakespeare depicts the resolution, the healing of the stricken king. This is an interpretative study of the underlying moral coherence of Shakespearian drama.
Stephen K. Land, 2011
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Wrack and Rune
A gruesome murder leads Professor Peter Shandy to uncover an ancient Viking curse When 105-year-old Hilda Horsefall tells young reporter Cronkite Swope of a stone carved with Norse runes that once sat in the nearby woods, the writer starts ...
Charlotte MacLeod, 2012
9
Herb-drug Interactions in Oncology
Bladder Wrack Scientific Name Fucus vesiculosus Common Names Sea kelp, brown kelp seaweed, sea wrack, marine oak. Brand Name Maine sea coast vegetables # CLINICAL SUMMARY Bladder wrack is a type of seaweed prevalent on ...
Barrie R. Cassileth, K. Simon Yeung, Jyothirmai Gubili, 2010
10
The British Flora: Containing the Select Names, Characters, ...
Matted "Wrack. Capileary, uniform, much branched, implex, almost transparent On the sea shore. 1 • • □ □ 12. Fucus dibits. Httds. 476. F. fcrei albtis tennidffi- tne divifus. R. 50. WhiW Wrack. Filiform,- rOUifod- ifty subdichotomous, knots tumid, ...
Stephen Robson, 1777

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WRACK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wrack is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Wrack nominated for player of year
Considered a phenomenon in lawn bowls folklore, the career of Northland Bowls' most successful player, Wayne Wrack, has been just that; phenomenal. «Northern Advocate, Jul 15»
2
Wrack line seaweed rolls into Bowditch Park
LEE COUNTY, FL - Big piles called wrack line seaweed were found Sunday by beachgoers along the beaches of Bowditch Point Park. Its presence kept some ... «NBC2 News, Jun 15»
3
Garrison Poet Launches New Book, Wrack Lariat
Poet Heller Levinson of Garrison announces the release of a new book, Wrack Lariat. A reading and book release party will be held Wednesday, June 17, from 7 ... «Philipstown.info, Jun 15»
4
5 Headaches That Wrack Movie Theaters Despite 2015's Box Office …
9 Summer Movie Burning Questions: Can Marvel, Disney Survive Success? Where Are the Black Movies? Is 'Terminator' a Crazy Gamble? Disney's muscle ... «TheWrap, May 15»
5
Excess seagrass wrack on Busselton beaches could be removed …
Seagrass washed up on Busselton beaches after weekend storms is causing a smelly problem. Marine biologist Pia Winburg says that any resolution for ... «ABC Local, May 15»
6
POLICE AGENTS 'SPIED ON FIRE UNION CHIEF'
Fire Brigades Union (FBU) general secretary Matt Wrack said he was “shocked” but “not surprised” to learn that officers of the Metropolitan Police's special ... «Morning Star Online, May 15»
7
Longview ISD, city wrack up large per-person debt
Elected city, school and county officials can struggle to find the sweet spot between asking voters for money and telling them they're doing everything they can to ... «Longview News-Journal, Apr 15»
8
Problems Wrack Audit Office: Report
Problems Wrack Audit Office: Report. Municipal watchdog 'doesn't function well,' says opposition. By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Mar 2015, TheTyee.ca. Share article ... «TheTyee.ca, Mar 15»
9
Concussions wrack women's soccer
For UNC's concussion experts, it's not about what they've done yet — it's about what they're going to do. According to data compiled by the Women's Sports ... «The Daily Tar Heel, Mar 15»
10
Wrack Without Ruin
The National Science Foundation awarded a $997,312 grant to UCSB researchers this week for a study of the cross-ecosystem relationship between kelp ... «Santa Barbara Independent, Feb 15»

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