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  • v. to collect together by scraping
  • v. to gather together something needed (especially money)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. gather (money or other resources) together over time


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  • The drone of an outboard motor reverberated through a flooded woods outside, then they heard the aluminum bottom of a boat scrape up on land, and a moment later Legion Guidry came through the front door, a cage trap dripping with bluepoint crabs suspended from his fist.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

  • Helplessly, unable to move, she saw him scrape up something from the ground ... her purse, then the umbrella.


  • It was hard for me to scrape up enthusiasm for anything on a Monday, but Mrs. Cahill never lacked any.

    Flirting with Disaster

  • Had he been appointed to lead instead of the man he considered his intellectual inferior, an overcautious fool who too often managed to scrape up luck, would he stand here today?

    Lord of Chaos

  • You must scrape up some of the vomited blood on a silver coin, wrap it up and wear it always, and no Shtriga will have power over you.

    High Albania

  • Manstein managed to scrape up a few oddments to stiffen the headquarters of the 3rd Panzer Corps and sent these south, together with the whole of the 3rd Panzer Division, one of the units which had suffered least in the previous battle.



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