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Meaning of MUCKRAKE

Pronunciation:  'muk`reyk

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  explore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures; "This reporter was well-known for his muckraking"

MUCKRAKE is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, impart, let on, let out, reveal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Muck"rake`\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {-raked}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {-raking}.]
    To seek for, expose, or charge, esp. habitually, corruption,
    real or alleged, on the part of public men and corporations.
    On April 14, 1906, President Roosevelt delivered a speech on
    ``The Man with the Muck Rake,'' in which he deprecated
    sweeping and unjust charges of corruption against public men
    and corporations. The phrase was taken up by the press, and
    the verb to
  2. \muck"rake`\, in the above sense, and the noun