Synonyms of rake in English

: rake1rake2

rake1


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verb

1‘another man was raking the clippings into a sack’

SYNONYMS
scrape together, scrape up, collect, gather

2‘she raked the gravel meticulously’

SYNONYMS
smooth, smooth out, level, even out, flatten, comb

3‘the cat raked his face with its claws’

SYNONYMS
scratch, lacerate, scrape, rasp, graze, abrade, grate, bark
technical excoriate

4‘she raked a hand through her hair’

SYNONYMS
drag, pull, scrape, draw, tug

5‘Dempster raked through his pockets’

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rummage, search, hunt, sift, rifle
ransack, comb, turn upside down, scour, go through with a fine-tooth comb

6‘machine-gun fire raked the streets’

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sweep, enfilade, pepper, strafe
archaic cannonade, fusillade

7‘her eyes raked the room’

SYNONYMS
search, scan, look around, look over, look round, survey, study, inspect, scour, scrutinize, examine, explore
North American informal scope

Synonyms of rake in English

: rake1rake2

rake2


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noun

1‘the third earl had the reputation of being something of a rake’

SYNONYMS
playboy, libertine, profligate
degenerate, roué, debauchee, dissolute man, loose-liver
lecher, seducer, ladies' man, womanizer, philanderer, adulterer, Don Juan, Lothario, Casanova
informal ladykiller, lech
dated gay dog, rip, blood
archaic rakehell
rare dissolute

Phrases

    rake something in

    ‘the movie raked in over $300 million’


    SYNONYMS

    earn, make, get, gain, get paid, obtain, acquire, accumulate, bring in, gather in, pull in, haul in, pocket, realize, make a profit of, fetch, return, yield, raise, clear, net, gross

    rake something up

    ‘I was afraid that someone had raked up the past’


    SYNONYMS

    remind people of, revive the memory of, recollect, remember, call to mind

    drag up, dredge up, speak out about