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muckrake

[muhk-reyk] /ˈmʌkˌreɪk/
verb (used without object), muckraked, muckraking.
1.
to search for and expose real or alleged corruption, scandal, or the like, especially in politics.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; obsolete muck rake a rake for use on muck or dung. See muck, rake1
Related forms
muckraker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for muck-rake

muckrake

/ˈmʌkˌreɪk/
noun
1.
an agricultural rake for spreading manure
verb
2.
(intransitive) to seek out and expose scandal, esp concerning public figures
Derived Forms
muckraker, noun
muckraking, noun
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