wrack (one's) brain(s)

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wrack (one's) brain(s)

To struggle very hard to recall or think of something. ("Rack" is considered the more correct spelling, though "wrack" has become acceptable through common usage.) I've been wracking my brain, but I still can't remember what Lydia's husband's name is. He wracked his brains all weekend trying to think of a solution to the problem.
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wrack (one's) brains

/brain
To try hard to remember or think of something.
See also: brain, wrack
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After wracking her brains she concluded she "will probably put it in my savings".
If Daniela Hantuchova is wracking her brains for the reason behind her shock defeat to Arantxa Parra Santonja she should look no further than the dim-witted ball-boy who deprived the Slovakian of her lucky ball.
Val, whose sonPaul, 22, is a sapper with the Royal Engineers, had been wracking her brains to come up with a way of showing the troops just how much we all think of them.