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English definition of “muckraking”


noun [U]     /ˈmʌkˌreɪ.kɪŋ/ disapproving
the activity , especially by newspapers and reporters , of trying to find out unpleasant information about people or organizations in order to make it public : There was so much muckraking about his family life that he decided not to stand for election .The press and news reporting muckraker     /-kər/ US  /-kɚ/ noun [C]
(Definition of muckraking noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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