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synonyms for raking

  • comb
  • scour
  • scrape
  • clear
  • collect
  • enfilade
  • examine
  • gather
  • grade
  • graze
  • grub
  • harrow
  • hunt
  • ransack
  • rasp
  • remove
  • rummage
  • scan
  • scratch
  • scrutinize
  • search
  • smooth
  • sweep
  • weed
  • break up
  • clean up
  • clear up
  • fine-comb
  • fine-tooth-comb
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antonyms for raking

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  • disperse
  • distribute
  • divide
  • plant
  • scatter
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How to use raking in a sentence

One day, Mr. Marble and his men were engaged in the meadow, raking hay and carting it into the barn.
MIKE MARBLEUNCLE FRANK
And to-day have been in a crispation of energy and ill-temper, raking my wretched mail together.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 25 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
This gave the American ship a raking position, and in a moment the grim tars were hard at work with their guns.
STORIES OF OUR NAVAL HEROESVARIOUS
Mackenzie flared up at the raking-over Tim gave him, and turned his face away to hold down a hot reply.
THE FLOCKMASTER OF POISON CREEKGEORGE W. OGDEN
"I'll have the police raking the city for him without delay," said Merry.
FRANK MERRIWELL'S PURSUITBURT L. STANDISH
And since the ship had so fortunately been saved, there was no more use in raking up the matter any further.
GARMAN AND WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
A short time before she had been raking hay in a field, when she caught a large and fat toad between the teeth of her rake.
THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALESEDWIN SIDNEY HARTLAND
He wrote an indignant article criticizing the city government and raking the police.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
So he worked as farmer's boy, raking hay and splitting rails, or doing any labor that would bring him the coveted reward.
THE BLUE AND THE GRAYA. R. WHITE
Thenceforward he was a busy and flourishing business man, and was raking in money with both hands for twenty years.
IS SHAKESPEARE DEAD?MARK TWAIN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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