verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈmuckˌraked or ˈmuckˌraking
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Word origin of 'muckrake'
inspired by the allusion by Roosevelt2 (sense 3)
in a speech (1906) to the man with the muck rake
in Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress