verb (used without object), muck·raked, muck·rak·ing.
to search for and expose real or alleged corruption, scandal, or the like, especially in politics.
Origin of muckrake
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Related Words for muckrakesearch, inspect, consider, explore, study, probe, question, scrutinize, interrogate, examine, review, sully, defile, disparage, scandalize, tarnish, smear, belittle, denigrate, malign
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Historical Examples of muckrake
an agricultural rake for spreading manure
(intr) to seek out and expose scandal, esp concerning public figures
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