rake

rake
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[[t]reɪk[/t]]
n. v. raked, rak•ing
1) agr. an agricultural implement with teeth or tines for gathering cut grass, hay, etc., or for smoothing the surface of the ground
2) any of various implements of similar form and use
3) agr. cv to gather, draw, or remove with a rake
4) to clear, smooth, or prepare with a rake
5) to clear (a fire, embers, etc.) by stirring with a poker or the like
6) to gather or collect in abundance (usu. fol. by in):
to rake in money[/ex]
7) to bring to light, usu. for discreditable reasons (usu. fol. by up):
to rake up a scandal[/ex]
8) to search thoroughly through
9) to scrape; scratch
10) to fire guns along the length of (a body of troops, ship, etc.)
11) to sweep with the eyes
12) agr. to use a rake
13) to search, as if with a rake
14) to scrape or scratch
Etymology: bef. 900; (n.) ME rak(e), OE raca (masc.), racu (fem.); c. G Rechen; (v.) ME raken, partly der. of the n., partly < ON raka to scrape, rake rak′er, n. II
rake
[[t]reɪk[/t]] n.
a dissolute or profligate and usu. licentious man; roué; libertine
Etymology: 1645–55; see rakehell III
rake
[[t]reɪk[/t]] v. raked, rak•ing, n.
1) bui to incline from the vertical, as a mast, or from the horizontal
2) bui to cause (something) to incline from the vertical or the horizontal
3) bui inclination or slope away from the perpendicular or the horizontal
4) aer. the angle measured between the tip edge of an aircraft or missile wing or other lifting surface and the plane of symmetry
Etymology: 1620–30; orig. uncert.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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