racket noun

1 noise

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