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rack-rent

 
pronunciation:
raek rent
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: exorbitantly high annual rent, equal or nearly equal to the full value of the property.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: rack-rents, rack-renting, rack-rented
definition: to demand exorbitant or excessive rent from.
derivation: rack-renter (n.)