"rakes" in the noun sense
1. rake, rakehell, profligate, rip, blood, roue
a dissolute man in fashionable society
2. pitch, rake, slant
degree of deviation from a horizontal plane
"the roof had a steep pitch"
a long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head used to move leaves or loosen soil
"rakes" in the verb sense
move through with or as if with a rake
"She raked her fingers through her hair"
level or smooth with a rake
sweep the length of
"The gunfire raked the coast"
4. scan, skim, rake, glance over, run down
"She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
gather with a rake
6. graze, crease, rake
"graze the skin"
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