Definition of 'rake'
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Smugglers are also raking in cash, charging up to 2,600 for just a single leg of the journey. The Sun (2016)If you want a faster front crawl, hold your fingers apart like a rake, not together like a paddle. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What kind of rake do you use for getting leaves off a lawn? Times, Sunday Times (2012)One way to do this is to comb out the dead leaves with a garden rake. The Sun (2013)No sooner would one be fired than the crew would instantly expose itself to raking sniper fire. THE HUNTING OF MAN (2004)They will leave the firm after raking in millions from advertising. The Sun (2014)Like the cheats who work on the sly while raking in handout cash. The Sun (2012)Then we can rake up the autumn leaves and simply burn the evidence. The Sun (2009)He rakes a hand through his hair. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Financial services companies used them to rake in fees or boost assets on the way up. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Nor had she applied unto her eyelids false eyelashes as large as two garden rakes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Nobody can blame them for wanting the chance to rake in a million bucks. The Sun (2008)The best patches can rake in twice as much. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Just shuffle over the soil in your boots, then give it a light rake. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Buy yourself a light, plastic rake to make it easy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Or doesn't that count if it means raking in cash? The Sun (2008)Sometimes they use rakes, which are especially harmful. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A charge at dusk over open ground raked with machinegun fire was doomed to failure. The Sun (2009)A master technician with a raking right hand. The Sun (2014)The steeply raked stage had not been properly prepared by the stage staff and many of the singers had an uncomfortable night slipping around the stage. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A man raked together a little burning rubbish with one hand and dangled a scrawny chicken over it with the other. Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)In one year he raked in more than 1million in public cash, according to legal earnings tables. The Sun (2016)
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Translations for 'rake'
British English: rake /reɪk/ NOUN
A rake is a garden tool consisting of a row of metal teeth attached to a long handle.
- American English: rake
- Arabic: مِدَمَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: rastelo
- Chinese: 耙子
- Croatian: grablje
- Czech: hrábě
- Danish: rive
- Dutch: hark
- European Spanish: rastrillo
- Finnish: harava
- French: râteau
- German: Harke
- Greek: τσουγκράνα
- Italian: rastrello
- Japanese: 熊手
- Korean: 갈퀴
- Norwegian: rive
- Polish: grabie
- European Portuguese: ancinho
- Romanian: greblă
- Russian: грабли
- Spanish: rastrillo
- Swedish: kratta
- Thai: คราด
- Turkish: tırmık
- Ukrainian: граблі
- Vietnamese: cái cào
British English: rake VERB
If you rake a surface, you move a rake across it in order to make it smooth and level.
Rake the soil, press the seed into it, then cover it lightly.
Definition of rake from the Collins English Dictionary
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