Raking



[reyk] /reɪk/

noun
1.
an agricultural implement with teeth or tines for gathering cut grass, hay, or the like or for smoothing the surface of the ground.
2.
any of various implements having a similar form, as a croupier’s implement for gathering in money on a gaming table.
verb (used with object), raked, raking.
3.
to gather, draw, or remove with a rake:
to rake dead leaves from a lawn.
4.
to clear, smooth, or prepare with a rake:
to rake a garden bed.
5.
to clear (a fire, embers, etc.) by stirring with a poker or the like.
6.
to gather or collect abundantly (usually followed by in):
He marketed his invention and has been raking in money ever since.
7.
to bring to light, usually for discreditable reasons (usually followed by up):
to rake up an old scandal.
8.
to search thoroughly through:
They raked the apartment for the missing jewels.
9.
to scrape; scratch:
The sword’s tip raked his face lightly.
10.
to scoop out (a masonry joint) to a given depth while the mortar is still green.
11.
to fire guns along the length of (a position, body of troops, ship, etc.).
12.
to sweep with the eyes:
He raked the horizon with his gaze.
verb (used without object), raked, raking.
13.
to use a rake:
The gardener raked along the border of the garden.
14.
to search, as with a rake:
His gaze raked over the room.
15.
to scrape; search:
She frantically raked through her belongings.
Idioms
16.
rake over the coals. (def 8).
[reyk] /reɪk/
verb (used without object), raked, raking.
1.
to incline from the vertical, as a mast, or from the horizontal.
verb (used with object), raked, raking.
2.
to cause (something) to incline from the vertical or the horizontal.
noun
3.
inclination or slope away from the perpendicular or the horizontal.
4.
a board or molding placed along the sloping sides of a frame gable to cover the ends of the siding.
5.
Aeronautics. the angle measured between the tip edge of an aircraft or missile wing or other lifting surface and the plane of symmetry.
6.
Machinery. the angle between the cutting face of a tool and a plane perpendicular to the surface of the work at the cutting point.
[reyk] /reɪk/
verb (used without object), raked, raking.
1.
Hunting.

2.
Chiefly Scot. to go or proceed, especially with speed.
/ˈreɪkɪŋ/
noun
1.
(rugby) the offence committed when a player deliberately scrapes an opponent’s leg, arm, etc, with the studs of his or her boots
/reɪk/
noun
1.
a hand implement consisting of a row of teeth set in a headpiece attached to a long shaft and used for gathering hay, straw, leaves, etc, or for smoothing loose earth
2.
any of several mechanical farm implements equipped with rows of teeth or rotating wheels mounted with tines and used to gather hay, straw, etc
3.
any of various implements similar in shape or function, such as a tool for drawing out ashes from a furnace
4.
the act of raking
5.
(NZ) a line of wagons coupled together as one unit, used on railways
verb
6.
to scrape, gather, or remove (leaves, refuse, etc) with or as if with a rake
7.
to level or prepare (a surface, such as a flower bed) with a rake or similar implement
8.
(transitive) sometimes foll by out. to clear (ashes, clinker, etc) from (a fire or furnace)
9.
(transitive; foll by up or together) to gather (items or people) with difficulty, as from a scattered area or limited supply
10.
(transitive; often foll by through, over etc) to search or examine carefully
11.
when intr, foll by against, along etc. to scrape or graze: the ship raked the side of the quay
12.
(transitive) to direct (gunfire) along the length of (a target): machine-guns raked the column
13.
(transitive) to sweep (one’s eyes) along the length of (something); scan
/reɪk/
noun
1.
a dissolute man, esp one in fashionable society; roué
/reɪk/
verb (mainly intransitive)
1.
to incline from the vertical by a perceptible degree, esp (of a ship’s mast or funnel) towards the stern
2.
(transitive) to construct with a backward slope
noun
3.
the degree to which an object, such as a ship’s mast, inclines from the perpendicular, esp towards the stern
4.
(theatre) the slope of a stage from the back towards the footlights
5.
(aeronautics)

6.
the angle between the working face of a cutting tool and a plane perpendicular to the surface of the workpiece
7.
a slanting ledge running across a crag in the Lake District
/reɪk/
verb (intransitive)
1.
(of gun dogs or hounds) to hunt with the nose to the ground
2.
(of hawks)

n.

“toothed tool for drawing or scraping things together,” Old English raca “rake,” earlier ræce, from Proto-Germanic *rak- “gather, heap up” (cf. Old Norse reka “spade, shovel,” Old High German rehho, German Rechen “a rake,” Gothic rikan “to heap up, collect”), from PIE *reg- (1) “move in a straight line” (cf. Greek oregein “to reach, stretch out,” Latin regere “direct, rule; keep straight, guide;” see regal), perhaps via its action, or via the notion of “implement with straight pieces of wood” [Watkins].

“debauchee; idle, dissolute person,” 1650s, shortening of rakehell. Hogarth’s “Rake’s Progress” engravings were published in 1735.
v.

mid-13c., “clear (rubbish, grass, etc.) by raking; gather (grain) by raking,” from rake (n.1), or from a lost Old English verb related to it, or from a similar Scandinavian source (cf. Swedish raka, Danish rage “rake”). Of gunfire from 1630s. Related: Raked; raking. To rake in money or something like it is from 1580s.

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