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rake around

1. Literally, to spread some substance or group of things around (some place or area) with or as if with a rake. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "rake" and "around." Be sure to rake the soil evenly around the flower bed. The detective raked the papers around on the table with her fingers so she could see all the evidence at once.
2. To search through and around some place or thing. I went raking around in the laundry basket for my keys, but I still couldn't find them.
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rake something around

to spread something around with a rake. She raked the leaves around, spreading them over the flower beds as natural fertilizer. I need to rake around the soil and stir it up.
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After she strutted her stuff two Subaru Imprezas raked around the arena doing doughnuts and powerslides but then burst into flames.
When a tube reached a cashier, she opened it, stuck the receipt on a metal spike, raked around in the tray for the right change and dropped it into the tube, which she then sent via the conveyor belt to me.
The course is always in beautiful shape, right down to the piles of pine straw artfully raked around the tall, old-growth oaks and pines.
In fact, Reid told the court, it was later discovered that the letter had been passed to a newspaper by a man who had raked around in Sir Elton's rubbish.