Translation: from spanish

to rack one's brains

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  • rack one's brains — THINK HARD, concentrate, cudgel one s brains; informal scratch one s head. → rack * * * rack one s brains To use one s memory or reasoning powers to the utmost • • • Main Entry: ↑rack * * * rack (or wrack) one s brains (or brain) make a great… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rack one's brains — ► rack (or wrack) one s brains make a great mental effort. Main Entry: ↑rack …   English terms dictionary

  • rack one's brains —    If you rack your brains, you try very hard to think of something or to remember something.     Christmas is always a hassle for me. I have to rack my brains every year to find ideas for presents …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • rack one's brains — try hard to think or remember something I have been racking my brains all day trying to remember his name …   Idioms and examples

  • rack one's brains — I ve racked my brain, but I still can t think of his name Syn: think hard, concentrate, try to remember; informal scratch one s head …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • rack one's brains — think really hard, try very hard to remember something …   English contemporary dictionary

  • To rack one's brains — Rack Rack (r[a^]k), v. t. 1. To extend by the application of force; to stretch or strain; specifically, to stretch on the rack or wheel; to torture by an engine which strains the limbs and pulls the joints. [1913 Webster] He was racked and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To rack one's brains out — Rack Rack (r[a^]k), v. t. 1. To extend by the application of force; to stretch or strain; specifically, to stretch on the rack or wheel; to torture by an engine which strains the limbs and pulls the joints. [1913 Webster] He was racked and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rack (or wrack) one's brains — make a great mental effort. → rack …   English new terms dictionary

  • To rack one's wits — Rack Rack (r[a^]k), v. t. 1. To extend by the application of force; to stretch or strain; specifically, to stretch on the rack or wheel; to torture by an engine which strains the limbs and pulls the joints. [1913 Webster] He was racked and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wrack one's brains — ► rack (or wrack) one s brains make a great mental effort. Main Entry: ↑rack …   English terms dictionary


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