rake

rake
rake
rake1 [rāk]
n.
[ME < OE raca; akin to ON reka, spade, Ger rechen, a rake < IE base * reĝ-, to direct, put in order > RIGHT]
1. any of various long-handled tools with teeth or prongs at one end, used for gathering loose grass, hay, leaves, etc., or for smoothing broken ground
2. any of various similar toothed devices [oyster rake]
vt.
raked, raking [ME raken < the n.; also in part < ON raka, to scrape, shave]
1.
a) to gather or scrape together with or as with a rake
b) to make (a lawn, etc.) tidy with a rake
2. to gather with great care
3. to scratch or smooth with a rake, as in leveling broken ground
4. to cover (a fire) with ashes
5. to scratch or scrape
6. to search through minutely; scour
7. to direct gunfire along (a line of troops, the deck of a ship, etc.): often figurative
8. to look over rapidly and searchingly
vi.
1. to use a rake
2. to search as if with a rake
3. to scrape or sweep: with over, across, etc.
——————
rake in
to gather an abundant amount of rapidly
——————
rake up
to uncover facts or gossip about (the past, a scandal, etc.)
rake2 [rāk]
n.
[contr. of RAKEHELL]
a dissolute, debauched man; roué
rake3 [rāk]
vi.
raked, raking [< ? or akin to Swed raka, to project, akin to OE hrægan, to project < IE base * krek-, * krok-, to project]
to be slightly inclined; slant, as a ship's masts, etc.
vt.
to cause to slant or incline
n.
1. a slanting or inclination
2.
a) away from the perpendicular [the rake of a mast]
b) away from the horizontal [the rake of a stage]
3. the angle made by the edge of a cutting tool and a plane perpendicular to the surface that is being worked on
rake4 [rāk]
vi.
raked, raking [ME raken < OE racian, to speed forward: for IE base see RAKE1]
1. to fly after game: said of a hawk
2. to run after game with the nose to the track instead of in the wind: said of a hunting dog

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