rake over

Definition: to continue to talk about an unpleasant event that happened in the past even though it would be better to forget it.
(This phrasal verb has more than one meaning)
E.g.1: Why rake over the troubles of the past? Let’s look to the future!
E.g.2: Some people say it’s best to forget the past and not rake over painful memories.
This phrasal verb can’t be separated.

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