Hay 4 definiciones de rake en inglés:

rake1

Saltos de línea: rake
Pronunciación: /reɪk
 
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  • 1An implement consisting of a pole with a toothed crossbar or fine tines at the end, used especially for drawing together cut grass or smoothing loose soil or gravel.
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    • Moving the soil surface with a rake in winter will expose many slugs and their eggs to frost damage.
    • Loosen the soil with a rake to aerate it and remove any weeds and small stones.
    • However, I did read somewhere that you can rip up the dead grass, with a metal rake, and reseed.
  • 1.1An implement similar to a rake used for other purposes, e.g. by a croupier drawing in money at a gaming table.
  • 1.2 [in singular] An act of raking: giving the lawn a rake

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  • 2Scratch or scrape (something, especially a person’s flesh) with a long sweeping movement: her fingers raked Bill’s face
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    • Their icy fingers raked my flesh as I swung my arm wildly.
    • Mitsurugi's claws bit into flesh and raked across her chest.
    • The first shot of this is an establishing shot with a stone table, restraints and a table with canes, whips, and instruments for raking flesh.
    Sinónimos
    scratch, lacerate, scrape, rasp, graze, abrade, grate, bark
    technical excoriate
  • 2.1 [with object and adverbial of direction] Draw or drag (something) through something with a sweeping movement: she raked a comb through her hair
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    • Ethan raked a hand back through his hair and drew in a breath.
    • I must keep her sweet so that she doesn't rake my scalp with the comb.
    • Now entirely awake, Asa grabbed a comb off the desk and began to rake it through her long, dripping brown hair.
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  • 2.2Sweep (something) from end to end with gunfire, a look, or a beam of light: the road was raked with machine-gun fire
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    • Machine gun fire began raking the fields, and muzzle flashes illuminated the underbrush of the nearby trees.
    • Suddenly machine-gun fire raked the bridge and the pilothouse, shattering the safety windows.
    • A burst of machinegun fire raked the spot I had been previously.
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  • 2.3 [no object, with adverbial of direction] Move across something with a long sweeping movement: his icy gaze raked mercilessly over Lissa’s slender figure
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    • Leaning against the doorjam, his eyes watched her every move, raking over her soft curves and taut skin boldly.
    • ‘No problem, sweetie,’ he told her, his gaze raking over her body.
    • She saw the question in his eyes and smiled sweetly, her gaze raking over him swiftly.
    Sinónimos
  • 2.4 [no object, with adverbial] Search or rummage through something: he raked through his pockets and brought out a five-pound note
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    • He's raking through the bins searching for anything recyclable to put in his already bulging trolley.
    • He placed his bag down on the dark ground and began to rake through it.
    Sinónimos
    rummage, search, hunt, sift, rifle; ransack, comb, turn upside down, scour, go through with a fine-tooth comb

Frases

rake and scrape

black English Be extremely thrifty; scrimp and save.

rake over (old) coals (or rake over the ashes)

chiefly British Revive the memory of an incident which is best forgotten: no point in raking over old coals, opening old sores
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  • It's hard to know of which he is more ashamed - purposely ignoring a man with facial scarring or being caught raking over the ashes of his career at a sci-fi fair.
  • Last Friday in Edinburgh, Masterton and Burt were still raking over the ashes over their loss.
  • They don't want to rake over old coals or engage in mudslinging but they stand by their investigation and are quite happy for work to be looked at and let the public judge it.

(as) thin as a rake

(Of a person) very thin: in spite of all this food I remained as thin as a rake
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  • He's short, receding, sallow-skinned and thin as a rake!
  • He should be thin as a rake.
  • Soon she will realise that no matter how much the old boy eats he stays thin as a rake.

Verbos con partícula

rake something in

informal Make a lot of money: the shop’s raking it in now
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  • You've got to have a lot of time to put into investing in stocks in order to do it right and rake the money in.
  • They want to continue raking the cash in by sitting on the boards of companies.
  • I know someone who erects TV aerials around the local area and he's raking it in.
Sinónimos
earn, make, get, gain, get paid, obtain, acquire, accumulate, bring in, gather in, pull in, haul in, pocket, realize, make a profit of, fetch, return, yield, raise, clear, net, gross

rake something up/over

Revive the memory of an incident or period that is best forgotten: I have no desire to rake over the past
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  • In the Narasimha Rao years, the issue was raked up when the Prime Minister held the post of the party president, and several chief ministers did not give up PCC presidentship.
  • Although it would mean raking up painful memories, he did make a statement.
  • Why was I raking up the past and what was my ‘agenda’?
Sinónimos
remind people of, revive the memory of, recollect, remember, call to mind; drag up, dredge up, speak out about

Derivativos

raker

sustantivo
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  • They said I would be a bad influence on the other sand rakers from the 3rd grade.
  • Yank the summer beachball backdrop and roll in the back-to-school yellow pencils, the scrapy noise of leaf rakers, the harvest of pumpkins, knee socked girls in wool kilts.

Origen

Old English raca, racu, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch raak and German Rechen, from a base meaning 'heap up'; the verb is partly from Old Norse raka 'to scrape, shave'.

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Hay 4 definiciones de rake en inglés:

rake2

Saltos de línea: rake
Pronunciación: /reɪk
 
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Frases

a rake's progress

A progressive deterioration, especially through self-indulgence: his downfall was a rake’s progress of late nights and seedy bars
[from the title of a series of engravings by Hogarth (1735)]

Origen

mid 17th century: abbreviation of archaic rakehell in the same sense.

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rake3

Saltos de línea: rake
Pronunciación: /reɪk
 
/

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[with object]
  • 1Set (something) at a sloping angle: the floor is steeply raked
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    • The prologue opened with a stark black, steeply raked stage with just a chair for Swallow.
    • The seats are steeply raked and we look down at the operating table, a slab of wood like a butcher's block.
    • The seats are steeply raked but there is plenty of room between aisles.
  • 1.1 [no object] (Of a ship’s mast or funnel) incline from the perpendicular towards the stern: (as adjective raked) her long clipper bow and raked mast
  • 1.2 [no object] (Of a ship’s bow or stern) project at its upper part beyond the keel.

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  • 1 [in singular] The angle at which a thing slopes: you can adjust the rake of the backrests
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    • To do this, cut 6 inches off the first shingle of the second course at the rake of the slope.
  • 2The angle of the edge or face of a cutting tool.

Origen

early 17th century: probably related to German ragen 'to project', of unknown ultimate origin; compare with Swedish raka.

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rake4

Saltos de línea: rake
Pronunciación: /reɪk
 
/

sustantivo

British
  • A number of railway carriages or wagons coupled together: we have converted one locomotive and a rake of coaches to air braking

Origen

early 20th century (originally Scots and northern English): from Old Norse rák 'stripe, streak', from an alteration of rek- 'to drive'. The word was in earlier use in the senses 'path, groove' and 'vein of ore'.

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