5. search, scour, look for, look all over for, look everywhere for; rifle through, rummage, ransack, comb, hunt through; turn upside down, turn inside out, look high and low, leave no stone unturned.
6. scrape, scratch, graze, kiss, brush, nudge, glance; touch, contact, skin, shave, caress, lick.
rake2, n. rou6, profligate, debauchee, lecher, libertine, dissipater, prodigal; playboy, rakehell, blood, Inf. rip, SI. swinger, fast man, man about town; womanizer, lady-killer, bedhopper, lover, ladies' man, Inf. wolf; adulterer, fornicator, seducer, satyr, goat, old goat, SI. dirty old man, pervert, SI. letch; Don Juan, Lothario, Cassanova.
rake-off, n. (often illicit) share, cut, slice, piece, take,
Inf. take-in, kickback; deal, lot, portion; fee, commission, dividend, half.
rakish1, adj. dissolute, profligate, dissipated, wanton, adulterous; prodigal, depraved, debauched, prurient, goatish, satyric; loose, carnal, immoral; lascivious, lecherous, Archaic, lickerish, lubricious; libidinous, lustful, libertine, lewd; randy, rammy, SI. horny, rut-tish, hot, sexed-up, riggish; woman-crazy, sex-crazy, sex-mad, priapic, lip-licking.
rakish2, adj. smart, dapper, dashing, spruce, debo nair; natty, neat, Chiefly Brit, trig, sharp; jaunty, breezy, airy, springy, high-stepping; well-groomed, handsome, classy, Fr. soignt; fine, chic, stylish, fashionable, elegant; dandy, foppish, gay, flashy.
rally1, v. 1. gather, collect, reorganize, reassemble, regroup; muster, assemble, unite, draw together; mobilize, raise, levy, call up, call to the colors.
2. call together, get together, bring together, assemble, congregate; put together, consolidate, lump together, group, convene, convoke; shepherd, herd, corral, round up; meet, come together, gather, troop; huddle, bunch, cluster, rally around, rally round the flag, crowd.
3. recover, recuperate, pick up, perk up, convalesce; revive, reanimate, rouse; regenerate, rejuvenate, refresh, renew, revivify; improve, mend, get better, get well, regain one's strength; come around, pull through, take a turn for the better, turn the corner; make a comeback, Inf. snap out of it, Inf. get back in shape, get back on one's feet, bounce back, Inf. get back in the swing of things.
4. embolden, encourage, nerve, put heart into, en-hearten; inspirit, cheer, lift, raise the spirits, give confidence to; gladden, Inf. give a lift, buoy up.
-n. 5. recovery, recuperation, renewal, convalescence, revival; rejuvenation, regeneration, renaissance, rebirth, restoration, rehabilitation; refreshment, reanimation, revivification; comeback, road to recovery, resuscitation, resurgence, resurrection.
6. convocation, convention, assemblage, assembly, gathering, convergence; meeting, mass meeting, pep rally, meet; congregation, concourse, conference.
rally2, v. banter, chaff, tease, twit, josh, taunt; jolly, joke, rail at, SI. rag, Inf. ride, Inf. needle, dig at, Inf. swipe; poke fun at, SI. roast, SI. razz, SI. rib; ridicule, deride, mock, gibe, jeer, fleer; make game of, make fun of, pull [s.o.'s] leg, laugh at.
ram, n. 1. male sheep, tup, Astron. Aries.
2. rammer, battering ram, hydraulic ram, pile driver; monkey, tamper, tamping iron, sledgehammer, mallet, mall, piston.
3. iron warship, iron-clad, floating battery, man-of-war; Monitor, Merrimac, Constitution or “Old Ironsides”.
-v. 4. drive, drive in, force, pound in; hit down, beat, poke, hammer, hammer in, cudgel; force in, cram, crowd, stuff, compress, squeeze; tamp, choke, plug, Inf. ramrod.