[[t]reɪk[/t]]n. v. raked, rak•ing1) agr. an agricultural implement with teeth or tines for gathering cut grass, hay, etc., or for smoothing the surface of the ground2) any of various implements of similar form and use3) agr. cv to gather, draw, or remove with a rake4) to clear, smooth, or prepare with a rake5) to clear (a fire, embers, etc.) by stirring with a poker or the like6) 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 through9) to scrape; scratch10) to fire guns along the length of (a body of troops, ship, etc.)11) to sweep with the eyes12) agr. to use a rake13) to search, as if with a rake14) 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. IIrake[[t]reɪk[/t]] n.a dissolute or profligate and usu. licentious man; roué; libertine•Etymology: 1645–55; see rakehell IIIrake[[t]reɪk[/t]] v. raked, rak•ing, n.1) bui to incline from the vertical, as a mast, or from the horizontal2) bui to cause (something) to incline from the vertical or the horizontal3) bui inclination or slope away from the perpendicular or the horizontal4) 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.