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rake  v.— «Jose didn’t exactly rake the ball but he sent his single over the infield, raising his righthanded average to .404.» —“Atlanta—One Of The Great Mysteries In” by Rick Hummel in Atlanta, Ga. St. Louis...

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rake v. in baseball, to hit well. Editorial Note: Probably related to to rake ‘to sweep or traverse with shot’ and influenced by to rake ‘to win at gambling’ and rake ‘money earned from gambling.’ (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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 v.— «One guy who can really rake: Scott Brosius.» —“For a Big Star, Barry Was Bush League” by Tim Keown San Francisco Chronicle (California) Apr. 6, 1996. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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rake  v.— «“He can really rake that ball to right field,” [Joe] Torre said. “He’s got a swing that’s tough to teach. To cover the ball and yank it to right field is something, and we have a very inviting right field...

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rake  v.— «It’s as big a part of Baseball 101 vernacular as “that outfielder has a hose,” (a strong throwing arm), “the kid can really rake” (swing that bat) and “he can mash the ball” (hit for power)...

FLOHPA

FLOHPA  n.— «If Kerry wins Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania—the battleground trifecta being referred to as “FLOHPA”—Bush would need to hold all of his red states and win two Democratic-leaning states.» —“Eight states too...