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Definition 1: a long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head; used to move leaves or loosen soil - [noun denoting artifact]

(rake is a kind of ...) an implement used in the practice of a vocation

(... is a kind of rake ) a small rake used by a croupier to move chips around on the table

(... is a kind of rake ) a rake used by gardeners

(rake is a part of ...) the handle of a rake

Definition 2: degree of deviation from a horizontal plane - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where rake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the roof had a steep pitch

Synonyms for rake in the sense of this definition

(rake is a kind of ...) the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal

"a five-degree gradient"

(... is a kind of rake ) (golf) the backward slant on the head of some golf clubs that is designed to drive the ball high in the air

Definition 3: a dissolute man in fashionable society - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for rake in the sense of this definition

(rake is a kind of ...) a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained

Definition 4: gather with a rake - [verb of contact]

Samples where rake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rake leaves

(rake is a kind of ...) assemble or get together

"gather some stones" "pull your thoughts together"

(rake implies ...) scratch repeatedly

"The cat scraped at the armchair"

Definition 5: level or smooth with a rake - [verb of contact]

Samples where rake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rake gravel

(rake is a kind of ...) make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing

"smooth the surface of the wood"

Definition 6: scrape gently - [verb of contact]

Samples where rake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • graze the skin

Synonyms for rake in the sense of this definition

(rake is a kind of ...) touch lightly and briefly

"He brushed the wall lightly"

(... is a kind of rake ) touch the surface of lightly

"His back shaved the counter in passing"

Definition 7: move through with or as if with a rake - [verb of motion]

Samples where rake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She raked her fingers through her hair

(rake is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

Definition 8: examine hastily - [verb of perception]

Samples where rake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi

Synonyms for rake in the sense of this definition

(rake is a kind of ...) observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect

"The customs agent examined the baggage" "I must see your passport before you can enter the country"

Definition 9: sweep the length of - [verb of stative]

Samples where rake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The gunfire raked the coast

(rake is a kind of ...) cover the entire range of

(... is a kind of rake ) rake or be in a position to rake with gunfire in a lengthwise direction

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