To rake out
Rake Rake, v. i. 1. [Icel. reika. Cf. {Rake} a debauchee.] To walk about; to gad or ramble idly. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

2. [See {Rake} a debauchee.] To act the rake; to lead a dissolute, debauched life. --Shenstone. [1913 Webster]

{To rake out} (Falconry), to fly too far and wide from its master while hovering above waiting till the game is sprung; -- said of the hawk. --Encyc. Brit. [1913 Webster]


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  • To rake up — Rake Rake, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Raked} (r[=a]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Raking}.] [AS. racian. See 1st {Rake}.] 1. To collect with a rake; as, to rake hay; often with up; as, he raked up the fallen leaves. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: To collect or draw… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rake out — phrasal or rake off or rake away falconry : to fly wide of the quarry …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rake — Rake, v. i. 1. [Icel. reika. Cf. {Rake} a debauchee.] To walk about; to gad or ramble idly. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. [See {Rake} a debauchee.] To act the rake; to lead a dissolute, debauched life. Shenstone. [1913 Webster] {To rake out}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rake — Rake, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Raked} (r[=a]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Raking}.] [AS. racian. See 1st {Rake}.] 1. To collect with a rake; as, to rake hay; often with up; as, he raked up the fallen leaves. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: To collect or draw… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rake — (r[=a]k), n. [AS. race; akin to OD. rake, D. reek, OHG. rehho, G. rechen, Icel. reka a shovel, and to Goth. rikan to heap up, collect, and perhaps to Gr. ore gein to stretch out, and E. rack to stretch. Cf. {Reckon}.] 1. An implement consisting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rake-vein — Rake Rake (r[=a]k), n. [AS. race; akin to OD. rake, D. reek, OHG. rehho, G. rechen, Icel. reka a shovel, and to Goth. rikan to heap up, collect, and perhaps to Gr. ore gein to stretch out, and E. rack to stretch. Cf. {Reckon}.] 1. An implement… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • rake —  to rake a fire, to heap small coals on the fire, that it may burn all the night, practised in the North, where coals are cheap, a kitchen fire being rarely suffered to go out. N.  a low fellow ; riff raff, the mob. Norf …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • rake — rake1 rakable, rakeable, adj. raker, n. /rayk/, n., v., raked, raking. n. 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 …   Universalium

  • rake off — verb take money from an illegal transaction • Derivationally related forms: ↑rake off • Topics: ↑crime, ↑offense, ↑criminal offense, ↑criminal offence, ↑offence, ↑law breaking …   Useful english dictionary

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