Muck rake
Muck rake Muck rake A rake for scraping up muck or dung. See {Muckrake}, v. i., below. [obs.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • muck-rake — muckˈ rake noun A rake for manure intransitive verb To seek out and expose scandals or supposed scandals, whether for worthy or unworthy motives • • • Main Entry: ↑muck …   Useful english dictionary

  • muck|rake — «MUHK RAYK», verb, raked, rak|ing, noun. –v.i. to hunt for and expose corruption, especially in big business, government bureaus, or prominent individuals. –n. a rake for scraping and piling muck or dung: »The men with the muckrakes are often… …   Useful english dictionary

  • muck rake — /ˈmʌk reɪk/ (say muk rayk) noun a rake for use on muck or filth …   Australian English dictionary

  • rake — rake; rake·hell·ish; rake·man; rake·steel; un·rake; muck·rake; rake·hell; rake·helly; rake·stele; …   English syllables

  • muck — chip·muck; kal·muck; mal·le·muck; muck·en·der; muck·er·ism; muck·et; muck; muck·ite; muck·land; muck·le; muck·le·shoot; muck·ment; muck·rak·er; muck·sy; muck·a·muck; muck·a·muck; muck·er; muck·rake; muck·er·ish; muck·ety muck; …   English syllables

  • muckrake — muck·rake …   English syllables

  • muckrake — muck•rake [[t]ˈmʌkˌreɪk[/t]] v. i. raked, rak•ing to search for and expose corruption, scandal, or the like, esp. in politics • Etymology: amer.; popularized by T. Roosevelt in 1906, in a speech alluding to the Man with the Muckrake in Bunyan s… …   From formal English to slang

  • Muckraker — McClure s (cover, Jan, 1901) published many early muckraker articles. The term muckraker is closely associated with reform oriented journalists who wrote largely for popular magazines, continued a tradition of investigative journalism reporting,… …   Wikipedia

  • muckrake — v.intr. search out and reveal scandal, esp. among famous people. Derivatives: muckraker n. muckraking n. * * * verb explore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures This reporter was well known for his muckraking •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • History of American newspapers — The history of American newspapers goes back to the 17th century with the publication of the first colonial newspapers.Colonial period(This section is based on [ The Cambridge History of English and… …   Wikipedia

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