HyperDic: muckrake

English > 1 sense of the word muckrake:
VERBcommunicationmuckrakeexplore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures
muckrake > pronunciation
Soundsmah'krey.k
Rhymesache ... wake / Wake: 58 rhymes with eyk...
English > muckrake: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
Meaningexplore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures.
PatternSomething ----s
Broaderunwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out, uncoverMake known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
Spanishescandalizar
Nounsmuckrakerone who spreads real or alleged scandal about another (usually for political advantage)
muckrakingthe exposure of scandal (especially about public figures)

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