rake
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English racu; akin to Old High German rehho rake Date: before 12th century 1. a. an implement equipped with projecting prongs to gather material (as leaves) or for loosening or smoothing the surface of the ground b. a machine for gathering hay 2. an implement like a rake II. transitive verb (raked; raking) Date: 13th century 1. to gather, loosen, or smooth with or as if with a rake <
rake leaves into a pile
>
2. to gain rapidly or in abundance — usually used with in <
rake in a fortune
>
3. a. to touch in passing over lightly b. scratch, scrape 4. to censure severely 5. to search through ; ransack 6. to sweep the length of especially with gunfire ; enfilade 7. to glance over rapidly • raker noun III. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1626 1. inclination from the perpendicular; especially the overhang of a ship's bow or stern 2. inclination from the horizontal ; slope 3. the angle between the top cutting surface of a tool and a plane perpendicular to the surface of the work IV. intransitive verb (raked; raking) Date: 1691 to incline from the perpendicular V. noun Etymology: short for rakehell Date: 1653 a dissolute person ; libertine

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