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rakes

noun (1)
plural of rake

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(Entry 1 of 3)

a person who has sunk below the normal moral standard
  • was often spotted in sordid places that reinforced a reputation as one of the city's most notorious rakes

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rakes

noun (2)
plural of rake

Synonyms & Antonyms of rakes (Entry 2 of 3)

the degree to which something rises up from a position level with the horizon
  • the floor of the auditorium doesn't have much of a rake, so sightlines for spectators in the rear are not good

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rakes

verb
present tense third-person singular of rake

Synonyms & Antonyms of rakes (Entry 3 of 3)

to look through (as a place) carefully or thoroughly in an effort to find or discover something
  • he raked repeatedly through his luggage, hoping that in one of the bags he would find his lost passport before his flight's departure

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“Rakes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rakes. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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