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To sweep, typically a surface for purposes of clearing matter
“Employees then rake the leaves from the lawns back into the street so the leaves can be pushed again by the tractors into the large piles.”
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To draw or drag (something) through something with a sweeping movement
“Once the cat becomes familiar with the toothbrush, gently rake the brush across a few teeth.”
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To gather or draw together (with a rake or similar implement)
“I like to rake the leaves into a great big hump. Then, I move back a bit, bend my knees and jump!”
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To scrape or graze against something
“Ted felt the thorns rake his calf, but he didn't so much as turn his head at the pain.”
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To make level, flat or smooth with a rake or raking motion
Rake the gravel until it is even.”
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To search or rummage through something
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“He has urged researchers to rake through the documents for information that the media may have missed.”
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To inspect or survey (with one's eyes)
“I felt their astonished eyes rake over me.”
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To sweep (something) from end to end with gunfire, a look, or a beam of light
“The men set up guns at either end of the town so they could rake the streets with gunfire.”
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Dig up ground for cultivation
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To criticize or scold sternly
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To untangle or arrange (the hair) by drawing a comb through it
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To delve into or hollow out a surface or ground
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To move or cause to move into a sloping position
Noun
A garden tool with a row of pointed teeth fixed to a long handle
“Clear thin paths through the leaves using a rake or a shovel. You can then create a maze or a simple path for your toddlers to follow.”
Noun
(dated) A man who is hedonistically or licentiously immoral
“Françoise managed, remarkably, to transform him from a licentious rake into a virtuous and faithful husband.”
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(dated) A promiscuous man who habitually flirts with and seduces women
“She fell for a handsome rake who had already been spoken for.”
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A measure of the steepness of a slope, or the fact or state of being sloped
“The lever on the left permitted the rake of the backrest to be adjusted.”
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An unprincipled person
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A person who habitually flirts or attempts to seduce women
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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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