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Topic: DRINK

Sense: 1-2
Origin: Old English racu
Sense: 3
Date: 1600-1700
Origin: Origin unknown

rake

1 noun
     
rake
rake1
1 [countable]DLG a gardening tool with a row of metal teeth at the end of a long handle, used for making soil level, gathering up dead leaves etc:
a garden rake
2 [countable] old-fashionedDFD a man who has many sexual relationships, drinks too much alcohol etc
3 [singular] the angle of a slope:
the rake of the stage
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