verb (used without object), muckraked, muckraking.
to search for and expose real or alleged corruption, scandal, or the like, especially in politics.

1675–85; obsolete muck rake a rake for use on muck or dung. See muck, rake1

muckraker, noun Unabridged
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muckrake (ˈmʌkˌreɪk)
1.  an agricultural rake for spreading manure
2.  (intr) to seek out and expose scandal, esp concerning public figures

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Example sentences
Her posts are short, snappy, and muckraking to boot.
The central government has been cautiously encouraging a sudden burst in food safety muckraking.
To those not mired in partisan muckraking, clean energy still seems awfully important.
Three prominent muckraking journalists have received jail sentences for slander, and dozens of other writers face similar charges.
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