Definition of rake up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

rake up

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

rake somethingup

(informal)(disapproving)
 
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to mention something unpleasant that happened in the past and that other people would like to forget Raking up the past will only make things worse.
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