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EtymologyEdit

muck +‎ rake

NounEdit

muckrake (plural muckrakes)

  1. A rake for scraping up dung.

VerbEdit

muckrake (third-person singular simple present muckrakes, present participle muckraking, simple past and past participle muckraked)

  1. (intransitive) To search for and expose corruption or scandal, especially as a form of investigative journalism.