verb (used without object), muckraked, muckraking.
to search for and expose real or alleged corruption, scandal, or the like, especially in politics.
an agricultural rake for spreading manure
(intransitive) to seek out and expose scandal, esp concerning public figures
/ˈmʌkˌswɛt/ noun 1. (Brit, informal) profuse sweat or a state of profuse sweating noun See muck sweat
- Muck sweat
noun profuse sweat; also written mucksweat
[muhk-uhp] /ˈmʌkˌʌp/ noun, Informal. 1. a bungled or disordered situation; foul-up. [muhk] /mʌk/ noun 1. moist farmyard dung, decaying vegetable matter, etc.; manure. 2. a highly organic, dark or black soil, less than 50 percent combustible, often used as a manure. 3. mire; mud. 4. filth, dirt, or slime. 5. defamatory or sullying remarks. 6. […]
- Muck-up day
noun 1. (Austral, slang) the last day of school before the annual examinations, marked by practical jokes and other student pranks noun the last day of school, esp. high school, when pranks are pulled Usage Note Australian slang