Rake - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |reɪk|  American pronunciation of the word rake
Brit.  |reɪk|  British pronunciation of the word rake


- a dissolute man in fashionable society (syn: blood, profligate, rakehell, rip, roue)
- degree of deviation from a horizontal plane (syn: pitch, slant)
- a long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head; used to move leaves or loosen soil
- move through with or as if with a rake
- level or smooth with a rake
- sweep the length of
- examine hastily (syn: run down, scan, skim)
- gather with a rake
- scrape gently (syn: crease, graze)


Let's not rake over things that we would rather forget.

The rake on the stage of the Theatre Royal is a violent one.

His hat raked across one eyebrow.

She raked the soil over to loosen the weeds.

I've been raking through my drawers looking for those tickets.

The searchlight raked the open ground around the prison.

They raked the room with gunfire.

Let me have a rake!

She raked her fingers through her hair

The gunfire raked the coast

A shovel and rake stood in the corner.

She propped the rake against a tree.

Don't rake up the past.

They could only rake up $300.

Can't you rake up some other players for the team?

Phrasal verbs

rake up  — bring to light

Word forms

I/you/we/they: rake
he/she/it: rakes
present participle: raking
past tense: raked
past participle: raked
singular: rake
plural: rakes
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