ADJ. appalling, frightful, hellish, terrible
VERB + RACKET make Do you kids have to make such a terrible racket?
PREP. above/over the ~ He had to shout over the racket.
2 illegal way of making money
ADJ. drugs, extortion, protection, smuggling
VERB + RACKET set up He set up a protection racket and demanded thousands of pounds from local shopkeepers. | control, operate, run | be involved in
PREP. in a/the ~ the other people in this racket | ~ in a racket in stolen goods