rake over

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Related to rake over: rake over the ashes, rake over the coals

w>rake over

vt sep earth, plotharken; (fig) pastdurchwühlen; to rake over the coals or ashes (esp Brit fig) → alte Wunden wieder öffnen
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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.
Lightly rake over the soil to create a crumbly surface and then sow the seed evenly and gently rake in.