[ muhk-reyk ]
/ ˈmʌkˌreɪk /
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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.
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British Dictionary definitions for muckrake
/ (ˈmʌkˌreɪk) /
an agricultural rake for spreading manure
(intr) to seek out and expose scandal, esp concerning public figures
Derived forms of muckrakemuckraker, nounmuckraking, noun
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