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1 rake /ˈreɪk/ noun
plural rakes
1 rake
/ˈreɪk/
noun
plural rakes
Learner's definition of RAKE
[count]
: a tool that has a series of metal, wooden, or plastic pieces at the end of a long handle and that is used to gather leaves, break apart soil, make ground smooth, etc.
compare 3rake, 4rake
2 rake /ˈreɪk/ verb
rakes; raked; raking
2 rake
/ˈreɪk/
verb
rakes; raked; raking
Learner's definition of RAKE
: to use a rake to gather leaves, break apart soil, make ground smooth, etc.
[+ object]
[no object]
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [+ object] : to move (your fingers or something similar) through or along something
[+ object] : to shoot many bullets along (something)
[no object] British, informal : to search through something by using your hand

rake in

[phrasal verb] informal
rake (something) in or rake in (something) : to earn or receive (a large amount of money)
rake it in : to earn a lot of money

rake over

[phrasal verb]
rake over (something) chiefly British, informal
: to continue to think or talk about (something that happened in the past)

rake (someone) over the coals

see coal

rake up

[phrasal verb]
rake (something) up or rake up (something) informal
: to talk about (something unpleasant that happened in the past)
3 rake /ˈreɪk/ noun
3 rake
/ˈreɪk/
noun
Learner's definition of RAKE
[singular]
: an upward or downward slant : slope
compare 1rake, 4rake
4 rake /ˈreɪk/ noun
plural rakes
4 rake
/ˈreɪk/
noun
plural rakes
Learner's definition of RAKE
[count] old-fashioned
: a man who leads an immoral life and is mainly interested in pleasure
compare 1rake, 3rake
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