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1. rake

verb. ['ˈreɪk'] level or smooth with a rake.

Synonyms

  • smoothen

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • low

Etymology

  • raca (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • raken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • racian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Rake

  • partake
  • mistake
  • forsake
  • retake
  • remake
  • betake
  • steak
  • stake
  • spake
  • snake
  • schwake
  • schnake
  • schlake
  • quake
  • plake
  • opaque
  • flake
  • break
  • blake
  • awake
  • yake
  • wake
  • take
  • shake
  • shaikh
  • shaik
  • schake
  • sake
  • pake
  • paik

How do you pronounce rake?

Pronounce rake as reɪk.

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Sentences with rake


1. Verb, base form
Immediately rake your soil with a garden rake to break up smaller clumps of dirt.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Rake the bed of the lake with your muck rake.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Smooth over ridges in the soil with the rake, and frequently check the surface level of the ground.

Quotes about rake


1. I want to be taken seriously as the type of musician that plays stuff like an electric rake. I mean, how seriously do you take someone like Spike Jones? They take him pretty seriously - a really good musician who made a great contribution in terms of humor, which is part of what I try to do too.
- Eugene Chadbourne

2. If you ask me what remains to be known in the future, I’ll say, ‘Memorize all the world’s encyclopedias.’ Once you do that, forget all that fancy junk and rake the leaves – else I’m gonna take a stick to you, boy.
- M.C. Humphreys

2. rake-off

noun. a percentage (of winnings or loot or profit) taken by an operator or gangster.

Synonyms

  • cut

Antonyms

  • inflate
  • deflate

3. rake

verb. ['ˈreɪk'] move through with or as if with a rake.

Synonyms

  • move

Antonyms

  • high pitch
  • high

Etymology

  • raca (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • raken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • racian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. rake

verb. ['ˈreɪk'] sweep the length of.

Synonyms

  • sweep

Antonyms

  • dirty
  • uncover

Etymology

  • raca (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • raken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • racian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. rake

verb. ['ˈreɪk'] scrape gently.

Synonyms

  • shave
  • brush
  • crease

Antonyms

  • suffer
  • fatty
  • descent
  • ascent

Etymology

  • raca (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • raken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • racian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. rake

verb. ['ˈreɪk'] gather with a rake.

Synonyms

  • collect
  • gather
  • grate
  • garner
  • pull together

Antonyms

  • natural depression
  • gradualness
  • abruptness
  • straighten

Etymology

  • raca (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • raken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • racian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. rake

noun. ['ˈreɪk'] a long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head; used to move leaves or loosen soil.

Synonyms

  • tool
  • rake handle
  • garden rake

Antonyms

  • moral
  • thrifty
  • give
  • undue

Etymology

  • raca (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • raken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • racian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. rake

noun. ['ˈreɪk'] degree of deviation from a horizontal plane.

Synonyms

  • gradient
  • loft
  • slant
  • pitch

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • deviate
  • esteem
  • respect

Etymology

  • raca (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • raken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • racian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. rake

noun. ['ˈreɪk'] a dissolute man in fashionable society.

Synonyms

  • roue
  • rip
  • libertine
  • blood
  • rounder
  • profligate
  • debauchee

Antonyms

  • disrespect
  • disesteem
  • literalize
  • spiritualize

Etymology

  • raca (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • raken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • racian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. rake

verb. ['ˈreɪk'] examine hastily.

Synonyms

  • examine
  • see
  • run down
  • skim
  • glance over

Antonyms

  • rise
  • walk
  • starve
  • mark up

Etymology

  • raca (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • raken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • racian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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