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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to make level, flat or smooth with a rake or raking motion
Rake the gravel until it is even.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to inspect or survey (with one's eyes)
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“I felt their astonished eyes rake over me.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for dig up ground for cultivation
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Present participle for to criticize or scold sternly
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Present participle for to untangle or arrange (the hair) by drawing a comb through it
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Present participle for to delve into or hollow out a surface or ground
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Present participle for touch roughly
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Present participle for to break up (soil) in preparation for sowing or planting
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Present participle for to be or cause to be at an angle
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