racket


racket
noun
1 noise
ADJECTIVE
deafening, frightful, infernal (esp. BrE), terrible

Stop that infernal racket!

VERB + RACKET
make

Do you kids have to make such a terrible racket?

hear

I heard a racket coming from upstairs.

PREPOSITION
above the racket, over the racket

He had to shout over the racket.

2 illegal way of making money
ADJECTIVE
extortion, numbers (AmE), protection, smuggling, etc.
illegal

The gang operated an illegal immigration racket.

VERB + RACKET
operate, run

He ran a protection racket which demanded thousands from local businesses.

be involved in
PREPOSITION
in a/the racket

the other people in this racket

racket in

a racket in stolen goods

3 (also racquet) piece of sports equipment
ADJECTIVE
badminton, squash, tennis
graphite, wooden
VERB + RACKET
swing
smash

He smashed his racket into the clay

RACKET + NOUN
sports
abuse

McEnroe received a warning for racket abuse in the second set.


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  • racket — [ rakɛt ] n. m. • 1930; mot angl. amér. ♦ Anglic. Extorsion d argent par chantage, intimidation ou terreur. ⇒ rançonnement. Gang qui se livre au racket. Par ext. Racket scolaire, entre enfants, pour obtenir de l argent, des vêtements... ⊗ HOM.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • racket — rack‧et [ˈrækt] noun [countable] COMMERCE a dishonest or illegal way of obtaining money: • He had used his position to set up a cocaine racket. racket in • a racket in stolen goods exˈtortion ˌracket a situation in which criminals get money …   Financial and business terms

  • Racket — Sn Tennisschläger per. Wortschatz fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. racket.    Ebenso nndl. racket, ne. racket, nfrz. raquette, nschw. racket, nnorw. racket. Das englische Wort könnte aus frz. raquette f. Handfläche stammen, das über… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Racket — steht für: einen Schläger im Sport wie zum Beispiel einen Tennis , Badminton oder Squashschläger in den USA bandenmäßig betriebene illegale Geschäfte, siehe Racketeering eine Programmiersprache (früher bekannt als PLT Scheme), siehe Racket… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Racket — may mean: * Racquet, a sports implement * Racket (crime), a systematised element of organized crime * Racquets (sport), a ball game * Racket (film) (1997) * Racket: a 19th C. variation on the Waltz * a loud, unwanted sound (slang)ee also* Rackett …   Wikipedia

  • racket — RÁCKET s.n. (Liv.) Stoarcere de bani prin intimidare şi violenţă; extorsiune. [pron. rá chet. / < engl., fr. racket]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  RACKET RÁ CHET/ s. n. stoarcere de bani prin intimidare şi violenţă;… …   Dicționar Român

  • Racket — Rack et (r[a^]k [e^]t), n. [F. raquette; cf. Sp. raqueta, It. racchetta, which is perhaps for retichetta, and fr. L. rete a net (cf. {Reticule}); or perh. from the Arabic; cf. Ar. r[=a]ha the palm of the hand (used at first to strike the ball),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Racket — Rack et, n. 1. A scheme, dodge, trick, or the like; something taking place considered as exciting, trying, unusual, or the like; also, such occurrence considered as an ordeal; as, to work a racket; to stand upon the racket. [Slang] [Webster 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • racket — for playing tennis [16] and racket ‘noise’ [16] are unrelated words. The former was borrowed from French raquette, which originally meant ‘palm of the hand’. This goes back via Italian racchetta to Arabic rāhat, a variant of rāha ‘palm of the… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • racket — for playing tennis [16] and racket ‘noise’ [16] are unrelated words. The former was borrowed from French raquette, which originally meant ‘palm of the hand’. This goes back via Italian racchetta to Arabic rāhat, a variant of rāha ‘palm of the… …   Word origins

  • Racket — Rack et, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Racketed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Racketing}.] 1. To make a confused noise or racket. [1913 Webster] 2. To engage in noisy sport; to frolic. Sterne. [1913 Webster] 3. To carouse or engage in dissipation. [Slang] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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