Definitions for muckrakeˈmʌkˌreɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

muck•rakeˈmʌkˌreɪk(v.i.)-raked, -rak•ing.

  1. to search for and expose corruption, scandal, or the like, esp. in politics.

Origin of muckrake:

Amer.; popularized by T. Roosevelt in 1906, in a speech alluding to the Man with the Muckrake in Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress


Princeton's WordNet

  1. muckrake(verb)

    explore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures

    "This reporter was well-known for his muckraking"


  1. muckrake(Verb)

    to search for and expose corruption or scandal especially as done by a journalist.

  2. Origin: muck + rake


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