scrape together

scrape together
scrape together (something) to gather something that is not easily available, esp. money.

He managed to scrape together $20 for the train and came back home.

Many immigrants have difficulty scraping enough money together for the application.

Usage notes: also in the form scrape up something:

Somehow these families managed to scrape up the tuition fee.

Related vocabulary: scare up something

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • scrape together — {v. phr.} To quickly assemble, usually from scanty ingredients. * /We were so hungry we had to scrape together some lunch from all kinds of frozen leftovers./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • scrape together — {v. phr.} To quickly assemble, usually from scanty ingredients. * /We were so hungry we had to scrape together some lunch from all kinds of frozen leftovers./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • scrape together — phr verb Scrape together is used with these nouns as the object: ↑living …   Collocations dictionary

  • scrape\ together — v. phr. To quickly assemble, usually from scanty ingredients. We were so hungry we had to scrape together some lunch from all kinds of frozen leftovers …   Словарь американских идиом

  • scrape together — gather money etc. a little at a time We managed to scrape together enough money to go to Disneyland even though business is very bad and we don t have much money …   Idioms and examples

  • scrape together something — scrape together (something) to gather something that is not easily available, esp. money. He managed to scrape together $20 for the train and came back home. Many immigrants have difficulty scraping enough money together for the application.… …   New idioms dictionary

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