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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.
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rake in something

also rake something in
to receive something valuable in large amounts University graduate students continued to rake in awards and honors this year.
Usage notes: often used about money: The fund-raiser raked in more than $23 million for the party. We were raking it in after the Times ran a review saying we were “the best.”
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rake in

v.
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!
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Products bearing his name rake in pounds 25 million per year for the manufacturers, with Grossman taking a hefty slice of the profits.
You'd think we'd want to get away from having a shovel or rake in our hands at some point of the year, but apparently not.
Brokers get a percentage of that fee and easily rake in $100,000 to $200,000 a year.
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Lightly rake over the soil to create a crumbly surface and then sow the seed evenly and gently rake in.
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