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Meaning & Definition of Rake in English

English

Rake

/rek/

noun

1. A dissolute man in fashionable society

    synonym:
  • rake
  • ,
  • rakehell
  • ,
  • profligate
  • ,
  • rip
  • ,
  • blood
  • ,
  • roue

2. Degree of deviation from a horizontal plane

  • "The roof had a steep pitch"
    synonym:
  • pitch
  • ,
  • rake
  • ,
  • slant

3. A long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head

  • Used to move leaves or loosen soil
    synonym:
  • rake

verb

1. Move through with or as if with a rake

  • "She raked her fingers through her hair"
    synonym:
  • rake

2. Level or smooth with a rake

  • "Rake gravel"
    synonym:
  • rake

3. Sweep the length of

  • "The gunfire raked the coast"
    synonym:
  • rake

4. Examine hastily

  • "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
    synonym:
  • scan
  • ,
  • skim
  • ,
  • rake
  • ,
  • glance over
  • ,
  • run down

5. Gather with a rake

  • "Rake leaves"
    synonym:
  • rake

6. Scrape gently

  • "Graze the skin"
    synonym:
  • graze
  • ,
  • crease
  • ,
  • rake

Examples of using

Tom wanted to help Mary rake the leaves, but she was using the only rake.