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English noun: rake

1. rake (person) a dissolute man in fashionable society

Synonymsblood, profligate, rakehell, rip, roue

Broader (hypernym)debauchee, libertine, rounder

2. rake (attribute) degree of deviation from a horizontal plane

SamplesThe roof had a steep pitch.

Synonymspitch, slant

Broader (hypernym)gradient, slope

Narrower (hyponym)loft

3. rake (artifact) a long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head; used to move leaves or loosen soil

Broader (hypernym)tool

Narrower (hyponym)croupier's rake, garden rake

Part holonymrake handle

English verb: rake

1. rake (motion) move through with or as if with a rake

SamplesShe raked her fingers through her hair.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

2. rake (contact) level or smooth with a rake

SamplesRake gravel.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)smooth, smoothen

3. rake (stative) sweep the length of

SamplesThe gunfire raked the coast.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)sweep

Narrower (hyponym)enfilade

4. rake (perception) examine hastily

SamplesShe scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi.

Synonymsglance over, run down, scan, skim

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)examine, see

5. rake (contact) gather with a rake

SamplesRake leaves.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)collect, garner, gather, pull together

Entailgrate, scrape

6. rake (contact) scrape gently

SamplesGraze the skin.

Synonymscrease, graze

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)brush

Narrower (hyponym)shave

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