rake up


raked up; raking up; rakes up

transitive verb

: to make known or public : uncover
rake up a scandal

Examples of rake up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the dealer raked up the house’s winnings, sorting and stacking the many chips, a few of the other players who’d lost money—although not nearly as much as B.T.—placed a consoling palm on his shoulder, as if thanking him for the ride. Elliot Ackerman, WIRED, 6 Feb. 2024 Egyptian vultures have also been observed wielding twigs to rake up tufts of wool from sheep shearing pens and repurposing the wool as nest insulation. Natalie Angier, New York Times, 12 Nov. 2023 Hand rakes can clean tight spaces, which is especially handy when trying to rake up thin pine needles, which have a tendency to pile up in small nooks and crannies. Gabriel Morgan, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Oct. 2023 And it’s raked up more than 27,000 perfect ratings. Amy Schulman, Peoplemag, 9 Oct. 2023 This new feat means Barbie has passed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, which previously held the title as the studio's biggest release after its 2011 premiere, raking up a total of $1.341 billion in theaters globally. Tommy McArdle, Peoplemag, 28 Aug. 2023 However, in recent years, Wistron had raked up a few controversies. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 2 May 2023 Specialized tractors tirelessly rake up the brown weed clusters that litter the beaches, yet by each following morning, the seaweed tends to return. Manuel Bojorquez, CBS News, 1 May 2023 If any of your trees, shrubs or perennials had serious insect or disease problems during the growing season, rake up those leaves and dispose of them outside your yard. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, 14 Nov. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1581, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rake up was in 1581

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“Rake up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rake%20up. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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