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rake1

 
pronunciation:
reIk
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a tool that has a long handle and a row of teeth or prongs at one end. It is used to gather hay or fallen leaves or to smooth down soil.
 
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: rakes, raking, raked
definition 1: to collect, move, or clear away using a rake.
She raked the leaves into a big pile.
 
definition 2: to clear of ruins or trash, spread smoothly, or cultivate with a rake.
He raked the flower bed.
definition 3: to search completely through.
She raked the bedroom looking for the book.
similar words:
hunt, rummage
derivation: raker (n.)
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