muckrake muckrake  /ˈmə ˌkreɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (v) explore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The man who played Hercules to Detroit's Augean stables was nearly ready to lay down his muckrake this week.
  2. A pair of sleuths went out to North Dakota, turned over Langer's 30-year record with a fine-tooth muckrake.
  3. Also he saw that Business, which was currently quivering from the muckrake scars inflicted by Lincoln Steffens, Ida Tarbell, Upton Sinclair et al.

Quotes

  • "I don't muckrake," Clark said earlier on Close Up.
    on Sep 19, 2006 By: Helen Clark Source: TVNZ

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