rake over

Definition of rake over

chiefly British, informal

  1. :  to continue to think or talk about (something that happened in the past) Don't spend so much time raking over the past.

Word by Word Definitions

rakeplay
  1. :  an implement equipped with projecting prongs to gather material (such as leaves) or for loosening or smoothing the surface of the ground

    :  a machine for gathering hay

    :  an implement like a rake

  1. :  to gather, loosen, or smooth with or as if with a rake

    :  to touch in passing over lightly

    :  scratch, scrape

  1. :  inclination from the perpendicular

    :  the overhang of a ship's bow or stern

    :  inclination from the horizontal :  slope

  1. :  to incline from the perpendicular

  1. :  a dissolute person :  libertine

overplay
  1. :  across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

    :  across the goal line in football

    :  forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

    : used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

    : used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. :  upper, higher

    :  outer, covering

    :  excessive

  1. :  to leap over


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up rake over? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).