scrape something together/up

scrape something together/up
collect or accumulate something with difficulty.
scrape

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  • scrape something together — ˌscrape sthtoˈgether/ˈup derived to obtain or collect together sth, but with difficulty • We managed to scrape together eight volunteers. Main entry: ↑scrapederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • scrape something up — ˌscrape sthtoˈgether/ˈup derived to obtain or collect together sth, but with difficulty • We managed to scrape together eight volunteers. Main entry: ↑scrapederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • scrape — verb 1》 drag or pull a hard or sharp implement across (a surface or object).     ↘use a sharp or hard implement to remove (dirt or unwanted matter). 2》 rub or cause to rub against a rough or hard surface.     ↘humorous play a violin tunelessly.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Scrape — (skr[=a]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scraped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scraping}.] [Icel. skrapa; akin to Sw. skrapa, Dan. skrabe, D. schrapen, schrabben, G. schrappen, and prob. to E. sharp.] 1. To rub over the surface of (something) with a sharp or rough… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scrape — [skrāp] vt. scraped, scraping [ME scrapen < ON skrapa, akin to Du schrapen, OE screpan, to scratch < IE base * (s)ker , to cut > SCURF, SHARP] 1. to rub over the surface of with something rough or sharp 2. to make smooth or clean by… …   English World dictionary

  • scrape — scrape1 [ skreıp ] verb * 1. ) transitive to rub a sharp edge or tool against a surface: You ll have to scrape the walls before you paint them. a ) scrape something off/into/onto/out of etc. (something) to remove something by pulling a hard tool… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • scrape — scrapable, adj. scrapeage, n. /skrayp/, v., scraped, scraping, n. v.t. 1. to deprive of or free from an outer layer, adhering matter, etc., or to smooth by drawing or rubbing something, esp. a sharp or rough instrument, over the surface: to… …   Universalium

  • scrape — 1 verb 1 (T) to remove something from a surface, using the edge of a knife, stick etc: Scrape the carrots and slice them thinly. | scrape sth away/off etc: I tried to scrape some of the mud off my boots. | We scraped away several layers of old… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • scrape — I UK [skreɪp] / US verb Word forms scrape : present tense I/you/we/they scrape he/she/it scrapes present participle scraping past tense scraped past participle scraped * 1) [transitive] to rub a sharp edge or tool against a surface You ll have to …   English dictionary

  • scrape — [[t]skre͟ɪp[/t]] scrapes, scraping, scraped 1) VERB If you scrape something from a surface, you remove it, especially by pulling a sharp object over the surface. [V n with adv] She went round the car scraping the frost off the windows... [V n… …   English dictionary

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