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English definition of “rake”

rake

verb [I + adv/prep] (SEARCH)    /reɪk/
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.Searching
(Definition of rake verb (SEARCH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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