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English definition of “rake sth up”

rake sth up

phrasal verb with rake     /reɪk/ verb
to talk again about a past event or experience that should be forgotten , because it upsets or annoys someone else : She's always raking up the past/that old quarrel .Remembering, reminding and reminders
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