[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]
[rey-ker] /ˈreɪ kər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. . [rey-ker] /ˈreɪ kər/ noun, Building Trades. 1. an inclined member, as a pile or shore. /ˈreɪkə/ noun 1. a person who rakes 2. a raking implement 3. (Midland English, dialect) a large lump of coal
noun 1. a saw tooth for cleaning loose chips from a kerf.
- Rake someone over the coals
verb phrase [1719+; fr the old ordeal by fire] Related Terms haul someone over the coals
[rah-kee, ruh-, rak-ee, rah-kee] /rɑˈki, rə-, ˈræk i, ˈrɑ ki/ noun 1. a spirituous liquor distilled from grain, grapes, plums, etc., in southeastern Europe and the Near East. /rɑːˈkiː; ˈrækɪ/ noun 1. a strong spirit distilled in Turkey, the former Yugoslavia, etc, from grain, usually flavoured with aniseed or other aromatics