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rake

noun [C] uk   us   /reɪk/

rake noun [C] (TOOL)

a garden tool with a long handle and long, pointed metal parts sticking out in a row at the bottom, used for making the earth level or for collecting leaves, etc.

rake noun [C] (MAN)

old-fashioned a man, especially one who is rich or with a high social position, who lives in an immoral way, especially having sex with a lot of women

rake noun [C] (SLOPE)

a slope

rake

verb uk   us   /reɪk/

rake verb (SEARCH)

[I + adv/prep] to search in a container by moving the contents around quickly: He raked about in the drawer looking for his passport. I've raked through the cupboard but I can't find my tennis racket.

rake verb (USE TOOL)

[I or T] to use a rake to make earth level or to collect leaves: In the autumn I rake (up) the dead leaves. Rake (over) the soil before planting the seeds.
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