Synonyms for raking
- break up
- clean up
- clear up
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RAKING
The baker was just raking the fire out of the little door on the side.
There's sacrets in all families to be forgotten—bad to be raking the past.
Yet they were subject to a raking fire that cost them hundreds of casualties.
They were in the wheat-field, busy with the last sheaves; she raking and he binding.
Their beams shot down, raking all our vicinity from this new angle.
Instantly there burst from the blue batteries a tremendous, raking fire.
When they got his range, Pelham moved his two guns and began again a raking fire.
All this time Tucker had been manœuvring to secure a raking (p. 123) position.
For anything we know somebody may be at work, raking it all up, just now.
Such preaching is like raking the garden with the teeth upwards.