Synonyms of rake in English

: rake1rake2

rake1


See definition of rake

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’

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drag, pull, scrape, draw, tug

5‘Dempster raked through his pockets’

SYNONYMS

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


See definition of rake

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