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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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