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rake1 British & World English

An 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

rake2 British & World English

A fashionable or wealthy man of immoral or promiscuous habits

rake3 British & World English

Set (something) at a sloping angle

rake4 British & World English

A number of railway carriages or wagons coupled together

rake1 English Thesaurus

another man was raking the clippings into a sack

rake2 English Thesaurus

the third earl had the reputation of being something of a rake

rake-off British & World English

A commission or share of the profits from a deal, especially one that is disreputable

rake-off English Thesaurus

he demanded a 10 per cent rake-off

rake and scrape British & World English

Be extremely thrifty; scrimp and save

rake over coals British & World English

Revive the memory of an incident which is best forgotten

thin as a rake British & World English

(Of a person) very thin

rake something in British & World English

Make a lot of money

a rake's progress British & World English

A progressive deterioration, especially through self-indulgence

rake something up/over British & World English

Revive the memory of an incident or period that is best forgotten

rake something up/over in rake1 British & World English

Revive the memory of an incident or period that is best forgotten

rake and scrape in rake1 British & World English

Be extremely thrifty; scrimp and save

rake over coals in rake1 British & World English

Revive the memory of an incident which is best forgotten

a rake's progress in rake2 British & World English

A progressive deterioration, especially through self-indulgence

rake over old coals or rake over the ashes in rake1 British & World English

Revive the memory of an incident which is best forgotten

rake something in in rake1 English Thesaurus

the movie raked in over $300 million

rake something up in rake1 English Thesaurus

I was afraid that someone had raked up the past


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