rake (something) out of (something else)

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rake (something) out of (something else)

To clean, clear, or scrape some place or thing out of some place or area with or as if with a rake. He raked the moss and leaves out of the irrigation ditch. The linebacker raked the ball out of the tight end's hands with his fingers.
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rake something out of something

 and rake something out
to clean something out of something by raking. You ought to rake the leaves out of the gutter so the water will flow. Please rake out the leaves.
See also: of, out, rake