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"rake" in British English

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rakenoun [C]

uk   us   /reɪk/

rake noun [C] (TOOL)

a ​gardentool with a ​longhandle and ​long, ​pointedmetalpartssticking out in a ​row at the ​bottom, used for making the ​earthlevel or for ​collectingleaves, etc.

rake noun [C] (SLOPE)

a ​slope: The ​rows of ​seats are ​laid out with a very ​steep rake.

rake noun [C] (MAN)

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

rakeverb

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 ​drawerlooking for his ​passport. I've raked through the ​cupboard but I can't ​find my ​bluemug.

rake verb (USE TOOL)

[I or T] to use a rake to make ​earthlevel or to ​collectleaves: In the ​autumn I rake (up) the ​deadleaves. Rake (over) the ​soil before ​planting the ​seeds.
(Definition of rake from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rake" in American English

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rakenoun [C]

 us   /reɪk/
a ​gardentool with a ​longhandle and ​pointedpartssticking out in a ​row at the ​bottom, used for making ​earthlevel or for ​gatheringleaves or ​cutgrass
rake
verb [T]  us   /reɪk/
Some ​workersrakedleaves in the ​park.
(Definition of rake from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"rake" in Business English

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rakeverb

uk   us   /reɪk/
rake sb over the coals →  haul sb over the coals
(Definition of rake from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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