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Search or rummage through something
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“He placed his bag down on the dark ground and began to rake through it.”
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Draw together with a rake or similar implement
“Nowadays, women think that they cannot so much as rake a few leaves without adorning themselves in a pair of pants.”
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Move across something with a long sweeping movement
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“The beautiful occupants of the room looked up at Amy and I, and I felt their astonished eyes rake over my body.”
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To sweep (something) from end to end with gunfire, a look, or a beam of light
“The ambassador was driving for an unscheduled appointment when his convoy was raked with small-arms gunfire, but the ambassador wasn't injured.”
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To make (ground) smooth with a rake
“I sometimes rake over the allotment.”
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To scrape or graze
“Their icy fingers raked my flesh as I swung my arm wildly.”
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To draw or drag (something) through something with a sweeping movement
“I must keep her sweet so that she doesn't rake my scalp with the comb.”
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Dig up ground for cultivation
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To criticize or scold sternly
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To brush off or away, typically dirt or litter
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Touch roughly
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To delve into or hollow out a surface
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To be or cause to be at an angle
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To bombard with bombs or artillery
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A fashionable or wealthy man of immoral or promiscuous habits
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“A female fell for a handsome rake who had already been spoken for; both the girls cuddled up to him, one on either side, hurling accusations over his head.”
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A measure of the steepness of a slope
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An unprincipled person
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A man unduly concerned with looking stylish and fashionable
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A charge taken on bets, as by a bookie or gambling establishment
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A worldly, social man who frequents fashionable places
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