1 Often, rake up. scrape together, gather (together or up), collect, draw together:
You really must rake up the leaves from the lawn and burn them.
2 scrape, comb, scratch, grate, graze:
Don't you just hate the sound of a fingernail being raked across a blackboard?
3 rake in. collect, gather (up or in), pull in, make:
Pamela is raking in the royalties from her latest thriller.
4 rake it in. coin money, make money (hand-over-fist), Brit coin it in:
The new record shop in the mall is really raking it in.
5 rake out. sift (out), screen, remove, clear, eliminate:
Please rake out the cinders from the grate.
6 rake over or through. search, probe, ransack, scour, comb, rummage through, pick through or over, go through or over (with a fine-tooth(ed) comb), rifle (through):
The police raked through her entire flat but found nothing incriminating.
7 rake up.
(a) See 1, above.
(b) revive, resuscitate, resurrect, raise, bring up, recall:
Must you persist in raking up those bad memories?
8 rake up or together. gather, scrape up or together, collect, drag together, pick up, dig up, dredge up, find, unearth:
Were you able to rake up the others for a game of poker tonight?
libertine, womanizer, lecher, roué, playboy, ladies' man, Don Juan, Casanova, Lothario, debauchee, voluptuary, profligate, prodigal; scoundrel, rascal, cad, Archaic rakehell, masher; Colloq lady-killer, Colloq old-fashioned wolf, Brit bounder:
Lady Anne was led stray by some young rake, a friend of the Prince Regent's.