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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
rake (noun)
1.
a) an implement equipped with projecting prongs to gather material (as leaves) or for loosening or smoothing the surface of the ground
b) a machine for gathering hay
2.
an implement like a rake
rake (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to gather, loosen, or smooth with or as if with a rake - rake leaves into a pile
2.
to gain rapidly or in abundance - usually used with in rake in a fortune
3.
a) to touch in passing over lightly
b) - scratch scrape
4.
to censure severely
5.
to search through - ransack
6.
to sweep the length of especially with gunfire - enfilade
7.
to glance over rapidly
rake (noun)
1.
inclination from the perpendicular , especially the overhang of a ship's bow or stern
2.
inclination from the horizontal - slope
3.
the angle between the top cutting surface of a tool and a plane perpendicular to the surface of the work
rake (verb)
intransitive verb
to incline from the perpendicular
rake (noun)
a dissolute person - libertine
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
rake (noun)
a person who has sunk below the normal moral standard
SYNONIMS:
backslider, debauchee, debaucher, decadent, deviate, libertine, perv, pervert, profligate, rake, rakehell, rip
RELATED WORDS:
bankrupt, delinquent, derelict, incorrigible; blackguard, cad, heel, knave, miscreant, rascal, reprobate, rogue, scoundrel, villain; lecher, playboy, playgirl, satyr
NEAR ANTONYMS:
saint
rake (noun)
the degree to which something rises up from a position level with the horizon
SYNONIMS:
cant, diagonal, grade, gradient, inclination, incline, lean, pitch, rake, slope, tilt, upgrade
RELATED WORDS:
ascent, bank, climb, rise
NEAR ANTONYMS:
declension, declination, decline, declivity, descent, dip, downgrade, fall, hang, hanging, receding
rake (verb)
to look through (as a place) carefully or thoroughly in an effort to find or discover something
SYNONIMS:
comb, dig (through), dredge, hunt (through), rake, ransack, rifle, rummage, scour, sort (through), troll
RELATED WORDS:
frisk, pat down, shake down; audit, check (out), examine, inspect, investigate, review, scan, scrutinize, survey; ascertain, descry, detect, determine, discover, ferret (out), find, find out, get, hit (on upon), learn, locate, run down, scare up, track (down); grub (about), poke (around); explore, probe, prospect, skirmish, snoop; browse, glance (over), look over; peruse, study
NEAR ANTONYMS:
hide; abandon, lose; ignore, neglect
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