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Meaning of word rake from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

rake   noun

Meaning : A dissolute man in fashionable society.

Synonyms : blood, profligate, rakehell, rip, roue

Meaning : Degree of deviation from a horizontal plane.

Example : The roof had a steep pitch.

Synonyms : pitch, slant

Meaning : A long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head. Used to move leaves or loosen soil.

rake   verb

Meaning : Move through with or as if with a rake.

Example : She raked her fingers through her hair.

Meaning : Level or smooth with a rake.

Example : Rake gravel.

Meaning : Sweep the length of.

Example : The gunfire raked the coast.

Meaning : Examine hastily.

Example : She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi.

Synonyms : glance over, run down, scan, skim

Meaning : Gather with a rake.

Example : Rake leaves.

Meaning : Scrape gently.

Example : Graze the skin.

Synonyms : crease, graze