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Verb: rake  reyk
  1. Move through with or as if with a rake
    "She raked her fingers through her hair"
  2. Level or smooth with a rake
    "rake gravel"
  3. Sweep the length of
    "The gunfire raked the coast"
  4. Examine hastily
    "She raked the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi";
    - scan, skim, glance over, run down
  5. Gather with a rake
    "rake leaves"
  6. Scrape gently
    "rake the skin";
    - graze, crease
Noun: rake  reyk
  1. A dissolute man in fashionable society
    - rakehell [archaic], profligate, rip, blood [archaic], rouĂ©
  2. Degree of deviation from a horizontal plane
    "the roof had a steep rake";
    - pitch, slant
  3. A long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head; used to move leaves or loosen soil

Derived forms: raked, raking, rakes

See also: rake in, rake off

Type of: brush, collect, debauchee, displace, examine, garner, gather, gradient, libertine, move, pull together, rounder, see, slope, smooth, smoothen, sweep, tool

Encyclopedia: Rake, Kostel