rake-off


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rake-off

(rāk′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n. Informal
A percentage or share of the profits of an enterprise, especially one given or accepted as a bribe.

[From the rake used by a croupier in a gambling house.]

rake-off

n
a share of profits, esp one that is illegal or given as a bribe
vb
(tr, adverb) to take or receive (such a share of profits)

rake′-off`



n.
1. a share or amount taken or received illicitly.
2. a share, as of profits.
[1885–90, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rake-off - a percentage (of winnings or loot or profit) taken by an operator or gangsterrake-off - a percentage (of winnings or loot or profit) taken by an operator or gangster
cut - a share of the profits; "everyone got a cut of the earnings"
Translations

rake-off

[ˈreɪkɒf] Ncomisión f, tajada f

rake-off

n (inf)(Gewinn)anteil m, → Prozente pl (inf)

rake-off

[ˈreɪkˌɒf] n (fam) (share of profit) → parte f, fetta
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