[reyk-awf, -of] /ˈreɪkˌɔf, -ˌɒf/

a share or amount taken or received illicitly, as in connection with a public enterprise.
a share, as of profits.
a discount in the price of a commodity:
We got a 20 percent rake-off on the dishwasher.
a share of profits, esp one that is illegal or given as a bribe
(transitive, adverb) to take or receive (such a share of profits)


[1888+; fr the rake used by casino croupiers]


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