Definitions for: Muckrake

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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

muck"rake`, in the above sense, and the noun

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

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