rake up


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to rake up: rake over, rack up

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 up

vb
(tr, adverb) to revive, discover, or bring to light (something forgotten): to rake up an old quarrel.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.rake up - bring to light; "He raked up the misdeeds of his predecessor"
discover, find - make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover"
Translations
يُذَكِّر بِشَيء يُفَضَّل نِسْيانُه
vyhrabat
rippe op i
elõkotor
draga fram í dagsljósiî
eşelemekkurcalamak

w>rake up

vt sep
leaveszusammenharken
(fig) people, things, moneyauftreiben (inf)
fireschüren; (fig) quarrelschüren; memories, grievanceaufwärmen; to rake up the pastin der Vergangenheit wühlen

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).
References in periodicals archive ?
You will need several rakes this spring: One to rake up the debris left from the winter and another to rake over the mulch to fluff it up and grade the added soil where snowplows and snowblowers lost their way.
But for entertainment's sake, Robbie has given his comedian pal James Corden the green light to rake up his colourful past for a new documentary.