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Search or rummage through something
“He placed his bag down on the dark ground and began to rake through it.”
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.”
Move across something with a long sweeping movement
“The beautiful occupants of the room looked up at Amy and I, and I felt their astonished eyes rake over my body.”
“The ambassador was driving for an unscheduled appointment when his convoy was raked with small-arms gunfire, but the ambassador wasn't injured.”
“I sometimes rake over the allotment.”
To scrape or graze
“Their icy fingers raked my flesh as I swung my arm wildly.”
“I must keep her sweet so that she doesn't rake my scalp with the comb.”
A fashionable or wealthy man of immoral or promiscuous habits
“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.”
The degree to which something rises up from a position level with the horizon
“… the floor of the auditorium doesn't have much of a rake, so sightlines for spectators in the rear are not good.”
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