rake

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
rake

Plural
rakes

  1. A rake is a garden tool used to gather leaves, grass clippings, and other garden debris.
    He mowed the grass, then used a rake to gather the clippings.
  2. A rake is someone (usually a man) who has little regard for morals, especially sexual morals.
    Don Juan was a rake.
    Hogarth made a group of pictures called "The Rake's Progress".

Verb[change]

Plain form
rake

Third-person singular
rakes

Past tense
raked

Past participle
raked

Present participle
raking

  1. If you rake something, you use a rake on something, such as leaves, in order to loosen or gather them together.
    We raked all the leaves into a pile.