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rake 1

 (rāk)
n.
1. A long-handled implement with a row of projecting teeth at its head, used especially to gather leaves or to loosen or smooth earth.
2. A device that resembles such an implement.
v. raked, rak·ing, rakes
v.tr.
1.
a. To gather or move with or as if with a rake: rake leaves into a pile; rake in the gambling chips.
b. Informal To gain in abundance. Often used with in: a successful company that raked in the profits.
2.
a. To smooth, scrape, or loosen with a rake or similar implement: rake the soil for planting.
b. To move over or across swiftly or harshly: Cold winds raked the plains.
3. To pull or drag (a comb or one's fingers, for example) over or through something, such as one's hair.
4. To scrape; scratch: The cat raked my arm with its claws.
5. To aim heavy gunfire along the length of.
v.intr.
1. To use a rake.
2. To conduct a thorough search: raked through the files for the misplaced letter.
Phrasal Verb:
rake up
To revive or bring to light; uncover: rake up old gossip.
Idiom:
rake over the coals
To reprimand severely.

[Middle English, from Old English raca; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

rak′er n.

rake 2

 (rāk)
n.
A usually well-to-do man who is dissolute or promiscuous.

[Short for rakehell.]

rake 3

 (rāk)
intr. & tr.v. raked, rak·ing, rakes
To slant or cause to incline from the perpendicular: propeller blades that rake backward from the shaft; rake a ship's mast.
n.
1. Inclination from the perpendicular: the rake of a jet plane's wings.
2. The angle between the cutting edge of a tool and a plane perpendicular to the working surface to which the tool is applied.
3.
a. The angle at which a roof is inclined.
b. The inclined edge of a pitched roof or the roof of a gable or dormer.

[Origin unknown.]

rake

(reɪk)
n
1. (Tools) a hand implement consisting of a row of teeth set in a headpiece attached to a long shaft and used for gathering hay, straw, leaves, etc, or for smoothing loose earth
2. (Tools) any of several mechanical farm implements equipped with rows of teeth or rotating wheels mounted with tines and used to gather hay, straw, etc
3. (Tools) any of various implements similar in shape or function, such as a tool for drawing out ashes from a furnace
4. the act of raking
5. (Railways) NZ a line of wagons coupled together as one unit, used on railways
vb
6. to scrape, gather, or remove (leaves, refuse, etc) with or as if with a rake
7. (Horticulture) to level or prepare (a surface, such as a flower bed) with a rake or similar implement
8. (sometimes foll by: out) to clear (ashes, clinker, etc) from (a fire or furnace)
9. (tr; foll by up or together) to gather (items or people) with difficulty, as from a scattered area or limited supply
10. (tr; often foll by through, over etc) to search or examine carefully
11. (when: intr, foll by against, along etc) to scrape or graze: the ship raked the side of the quay.
12. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (tr) to direct (gunfire) along the length of (a target): machine-guns raked the column.
13. (tr) to sweep (one's eyes) along the length of (something); scan
[Old English raca; related to Old Norse raka, Old High German rehho a rake, Gothic rikan to heap up, Latin rogus funeral pile]

rake

(reɪk)
n
a dissolute man, esp one in fashionable society; roué
[C17: short for rakehell]

rake

(reɪk)
vb (mainly intr)
1. (Nautical Terms) to incline from the vertical by a perceptible degree, esp (of a ship's mast or funnel) towards the stern
2. (tr) to construct with a backward slope
n
3. (Nautical Terms) the degree to which an object, such as a ship's mast, inclines from the perpendicular, esp towards the stern
4. (Theatre) theatre the slope of a stage from the back towards the footlights
5. (Aeronautics) aeronautics
a. the angle between the wings of an aircraft and the line of symmetry of the aircraft
b. the angle between the line joining the centroids of the section of a propeller blade and a line perpendicular to the axis
6. (General Engineering) the angle between the working face of a cutting tool and a plane perpendicular to the surface of the workpiece
7. (Mountaineering) a slanting ledge running across a crag in the Lake District
[C17: of uncertain origin; perhaps related to German ragen to project, Swedish raka]

rake

(reɪk)
vb (intr)
1. (Hunting) (of gun dogs or hounds) to hunt with the nose to the ground
2. (Falconry) (of hawks)
a. to pursue quarry in full flight
b. (often foll by away) to fly wide of the quarry, esp beyond the control of the falconer
[Old English racian to go forward, of uncertain origin]

rake1

(reɪk)

n., v. raked, rak•ing. n.
1. an agricultural implement with teeth or tines for gathering cut grass, hay, etc., or for smoothing the surface of the ground.
2. any of various implements of similar form and use.
v.t.
3. to gather, draw, or remove with a rake.
4. to clear, smooth, or prepare with a rake.
5. to clear (a fire, embers, etc.) by stirring with a poker or the like.
6. to gather or collect in abundance (usu. fol. by in): to rake in money.
7. to bring to light, usu. for discreditable reasons (usu. fol. by up): to rake up a scandal.
8. to search thoroughly through.
9. to scrape; scratch.
10. to fire guns along the length of (a body of troops, ship, etc.).
11. to sweep with the eyes.
v.i.
12. to use a rake.
13. to search, as if with a rake.
14. to scrape or scratch.
[before 900; (n.) Middle English rak(e), Old English raca (masculine), racu (feminine); c. German Rechen; (v.) Middle English raken, partly derivative of the n., partly < Old Norse raka to scrape, rake]
rak′er, n.

rake2

(reɪk)

n.
a dissolute or profligate and usu. licentious man; roué; libertine.
[1645–55; see rakehell]

rake3

(reɪk)

v. raked, rak•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to incline from the vertical, as a mast, or from the horizontal.
v.t.
2. to cause (something) to incline from the vertical or the horizontal.
n.
3. inclination or slope away from the perpendicular or the horizontal.
4. the angle measured between the tip edge of an aircraft or missile wing or other lifting surface and the plane of symmetry.
[1620–30; orig. uncertain]

Rake

 colts or mules, collectively; a row or series.
Examples: rake of colts—Bk. of St. Albans, 1486; rake of hutches (a string of horses), 1901.

rake


Past participle: raked
Gerund: raking

Imperative
rake
rake
Present
I rake
you rake
he/she/it rakes
we rake
you rake
they rake
Preterite
I raked
you raked
he/she/it raked
we raked
you raked
they raked
Present Continuous
I am raking
you are raking
he/she/it is raking
we are raking
you are raking
they are raking
Present Perfect
I have raked
you have raked
he/she/it has raked
we have raked
you have raked
they have raked
Past Continuous
I was raking
you were raking
he/she/it was raking
we were raking
you were raking
they were raking
Past Perfect
I had raked
you had raked
he/she/it had raked
we had raked
you had raked
they had raked
Future
I will rake
you will rake
he/she/it will rake
we will rake
you will rake
they will rake
Future Perfect
I will have raked
you will have raked
he/she/it will have raked
we will have raked
you will have raked
they will have raked
Future Continuous
I will be raking
you will be raking
he/she/it will be raking
we will be raking
you will be raking
they will be raking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been raking
you have been raking
he/she/it has been raking
we have been raking
you have been raking
they have been raking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been raking
you will have been raking
he/she/it will have been raking
we will have been raking
you will have been raking
they will have been raking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been raking
you had been raking
he/she/it had been raking
we had been raking
you had been raking
they had been raking
Conditional
I would rake
you would rake
he/she/it would rake
we would rake
you would rake
they would rake
Past Conditional
I would have raked
you would have raked
he/she/it would have raked
we would have raked
you would have raked
they would have raked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rake - a dissolute man in fashionable societyrake - a dissolute man in fashionable society
debauchee, libertine, rounder - a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained
2.rake - degree of deviation from a horizontal plane; "the roof had a steep pitch"
gradient, slope - the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal; "a five-degree gradient"
loft - (golf) the backward slant on the head of some golf clubs that is designed to drive the ball high in the air
3.rake - a long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head; used to move leaves or loosen soil
croupier's rake - a small rake used by a croupier to move chips around on the table
garden rake - a rake used by gardeners
rake handle - the handle of a rake
tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation
Verb1.rake - move through with or as if with a rake; "She raked her fingers through her hair"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
2.rake - level or smooth with a rake; "rake gravel"
smooth, smoothen - make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing; "smooth the surface of the wood"
3.rake - sweep the length of; "The gunfire raked the coast"
sweep - cover the entire range of
enfilade - rake or be in a position to rake with gunfire in a lengthwise direction
4.rake - examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
examine, see - observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; "The customs agent examined the baggage"; "I must see your passport before you can enter the country"
5.rake - gather with a rake; "rake leaves"
gather, pull together, collect, garner - assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"
rake off - take money from an illegal transaction
rake in, shovel in - earn large sums of money; "Since she accepted the new position, she has been raking it in"
6.rake - scrape gently; "graze the skin"
brush - touch lightly and briefly; "He brushed the wall lightly"
shave - touch the surface of lightly; "His back shaved the counter in passing"

rake

1
verb
1. scrape, level, smooth, break up, scratch, flatten, scour, harrow, hoe The beach is raked and cleaned daily.
2. gather, collect, scrape together, scrape up, remove I watched the men rake leaves into heaps.
3. strafe, pepper, enfilade The caravan was raked with bullets.
4. graze, scratch, scrape, lacerate, abrade Ragged fingernails raked her skin.
5. (with through) search, hunt, examine, scan, comb, scour, ransack, forage, scrutinize, fossick (Austral. & N.Z.) Many can only survive by raking through dustbins.
rake something in earn, raise, net, acquire, build up, yield, bring in, gross, accumulate, amass, accrue, cumulate The privatisation allowed companies to rake in huge profits.
rake something up call to mind, dig up, dredge up, drag up, revive the memory of Do I have to rake up those awful memories?

rake

2
noun libertine, playboy, swinger (slang), profligate, lecher, roué, sensualist, voluptuary, debauchee, rakehell (archaic), dissolute man, lech or letch (informal) As a young man I was a rake.
monk, puritan, celibate, ascetic

rake 1

noun
An immoral or licentious person:

rake 2

verb
To depart or cause to depart from true vertical or horizontal:
noun
Deviation from a particular direction:
Translations
أي آلة تُشْبِه آلة التَّمْشيطتَمْشيط الأرْضمِدَمَّةمِمْشَطَه، آلة تَمْشيطيُطْلِق النّار من جِهَةٍ إلى أخْرى
hráběhrabičkypokropit palbouprohrábnouthrabání
rivebeskydejævnerage
haravaharavoida
râteaurâteau de jardinierrâtelerratisserrâtisser
grablje
gereblyegereblyézszétkotorja a tüzetvégigpásztáz
hrífahrífa, skafaláta dynja árakaskara
熊手
갈퀴
apieškotiapšaudytibrauklysgrėbiamojigrėbimas
apšaudītgrābeklisgrābšanagrābtizgrābt
greblă
hrablehrabličkyzasypať paľbouhrabanie
grabitigrablje
kratta
คราด
tırmıktırmıkla düzeltmektırmıklamatırmıklamakküllerini ayırmak
cái cào

rake

1 [reɪk]
A. N (= garden rake) → rastrillo m
B. VT
1. (Agr etc) [+ sand, leaves, soil] → rastrillar; [+ fire] → hurgar
2. (= strafe) [+ ship, file of men] → barrer
rake in VT + ADV
1. [+ gambling chips] → recoger
2. they raked in a profit of £100sacaron 100 libras de ganancia
he rakes in £50 on every dealse toma una tajada de 50 libras de cada negocio
he must be raking it inestá acuñando dinero
rake off VT + ADV
1. (lit) → quitar con el rastrillo
2. [+ share of profits, commission] → sacar
rake over VT + ADV [+ flowerbed] → rastrillar (fig) [+ memories, past] → remover
rake together VT + ADVreunir or recoger con el rastrillo (fig) [+ money] → reunir
we managed to rake a team togetherpor fin logramos formar un equipo
rake up VT + ADV [+ subject] → sacar a relucir; [+ memories, the past] → remover
why did you have to rake that up?¿para qué has vuelto a mencionar eso?

rake

2 [reɪk] N (= dissolute man) → calavera m
old rakeviejo m verde

rake

3 [reɪk]
A. N (Archit, Naut) → inclinación f
B. VTinclinar

rake

[ˈreɪk]
n
(= tool) → râteau m
(old-fashioned) (= person) → débauché m
vt
[+ garden, soil, leaves] → ratisser
[+ fire] → tisonner
(with machine gun, lights)balayer
rake in
vt sep [+ profits, money] → engranger
he's raking it in → il engrange les bénéfices
rake over
vt fus [+ the past] → remuer
rake through
vt fus (= search) [+ debris, rubbish] → fouiller dans
He raked through her last diary for clues → Il éplucha son dernier agenda pour trouver des indices.
rake up
vt sep [+ the past] → remuerrake-off [ˈreɪkɒf] npourcentage m

rake

1
n (= garden rake, croupier’s rake)Harke f, → Rechen m (dial); (for grate) → Kaminrechen m; (for furnace) → Ofenkrücke f
vt
garden, hay, leavesharken, rechen (dial); gratesäubern; fireausräumen; to rake somebody/something over the coals (US fig) → jdn/etw ordentlich runterputzen (inf)
(machine gun, searchlight) → bestreichen
(liter, nails, branches) → kratzen
vi (= search) to rake around or about(herum)wühlen, (herum)stöbern; to rake through old papersin alten Papieren wühlen or stöbern

rake

2
n (= person)Lebemann m, → Schwerenöter m

rake

3
n (Naut, of mast) → schiefe Stellung, Neigung f; (of stage, seating)Neigung f; (Aviat, of wing) → Anstellwinkel m; (Aut, of seat) → verstellbare Rückenlehne
vi (Naut) → sich neigen; (Theat) → ansteigen

rake

1 [reɪk]
1. n (tool) → rastrello
2. vt (sand, leaves, soil) → rastrellare; (strafe, ship, row of men) → spazzare
rake in vt + adv (fam) (money) → fare
they raked in a profit of £1,000 → ci hanno fatto un guadagno di 1.000 sterline
rake off vt + adv (fam) (share of profit) → intascare
rake out vt + adv (fire) → spegnere facendo cadere la brace
rake over vt + adv (fig) → rivangare
rake through vi + preprovistare in, frugare in
rake up vt + adv (subject, memories) → rivangare, riesumare

rake

2 [reɪk] n (old) (dissolute man) → libertino

rake

(reik) noun
1. a tool which consists of a usually metal bar with teeth at the end of a long handle, used for smoothing earth, gathering eg leaves together etc.
2. any similar tool. a croupier's rake in a casino.
3. the act of raking. to give the soil a rake.
verb
1. to smooth or gather with a rake. I'll rake these grass-cuttings up later.
2. (often with out) to remove the ashes from (a fire) with a poker etc.
3. to fire guns at (a target) from one end of it to the other. The soldiers raked the entire village with machine-gun fire.
rake through
to make a thorough search. I'm raking through these boxes of old clothes.
rake up
to find out and tell or remind people about (something, usually something unpleasant that would be better forgotten).

rake

مِدَمَّة hrábě rive Harke τσουγκράνα rastrillo harava râteau grablje rastrello 熊手 갈퀴 hark rive grabie ancinho, rastelo грабли kratta คราด tırmık cái cào 耙子
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps he got the feeling of being a rake more from his wife's rage and amazement than from any experiences of his own.
Had we gone to the bend in the river, we might have been in time to rake the leaves over your bodies, but too late to have saved your scalps," coolly answered the scout.
It was touching, and positively worthy of tears (if Phoebe, the only spectator, except the rats and ghosts aforesaid, had not been better employed than in shedding them), to see her rake out a bed of fresh and glowing coals, and proceed to broil the mackerel.
It does not seemed to be used like the blade of the sword-fish and bill-fish; though some sailors tell me that the Narwhale employs it for a rake in turning over the bottom of the sea for food.
So I wanted to sample things, and be finding out what sort of reporter- material I might be able to rake together out of the sixth century when I should come to need it.
But I had to have it; so I went down on my hands and knees, with one slipper on and the other in my hand, and began to paw gently around and rake the floor, but with no success.
If you think so, you must have a strange opinion of me; you must regard me as a plotting profligate--a base and low rake who has been simulating disinterested love in order to draw you into a snare deliberately laid, and strip you of honour and rob you of self- respect.
He was, and is yet most likely, the wearisomest self-righteous Pharisee that ever ransacked a Bible to rake the promises to himself and fling the curses to his neighbours.
She'd dig an' rake away an' be right down happy over it.
Men some to business, some to pleasure take, But every woman is at heart a rake.
Now he saw that it was my purpose to rake this Halakazi fire with another hand than his, and to save his hand from the burning, and he thanked me.
McGREGOR was on his hands and knees planting out young cabbages, but he jumped up and ran after Peter, waving a rake and calling out, "Stop thief