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Related to rake in: rakish, rake out, rake off
rake in (something)
To acquire or accumulate an abundance of something, especially money. Ever since his smartphone app became a worldwide sensation, Bill has been raking in the cash! We'll be raking it in if we can get our product into the Asian markets.
rake something in
1. Lit. to drawer pull something inward with a rake. Jane is raking in the leaves into a big pile.
2. Fig. to take in a lot of something, usually money. Our candidate will rake votes in by the thousand. They were raking in money by the bushel.
To win, earn, or gain something in abundance: The new business they set up is raking in a lot of cash. You certainly raked in a lot of prizes at the carnival last night!