(UK, dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To stretch; stretch out.
(UK, dialectal, chiefly Scotland, intransitive) To stretch after sleep.
(gaming slang) Barracks.
Origin of Rax
From Middle English raxen, rasken (“to stretch oneself”), from Old English raxan, racsan (“to stretch oneself after sleep”), probably alteration, with formative s, of Old English ræcan, ræccan, reccan (“to stretch, extend”), from Proto-Germanic *rakjaną (“to stretch”), from Proto-Indo-European *reǵ- (“to make straight”). Related to Dutch rekken (“to stretch”), German recken (“to stretch”), Swedish räcka (“to suffice, reach, pass, last”).
Shortening of barracks.
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