EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English *threkken, thrucchen, from Old English þryccan (to press, oppress, afflict). More at thrutch.

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VerbEdit

thrack (third-person singular simple present thracks, present participle thracking, simple past and past participle thracked)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To load or burden.
    to thrack a man with property
    • 1692–1717, Robert South, Twelve Sermons Preached upon Several Occasions, volume (please specify |volume=I to VI), 6th edition, London: [] J[ames] Bettenham, for Jonah Bowyer, [], published 1727, OCLC 21766567:
      But certainly we shall one day find , that the strait gate is too narrow for any man to come bustling in , thrack'd with great possessions, and greater corruptions

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for thrack in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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