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rake sth/sb up

verb uk phrasal verb with rake   /reɪk/ us  
to get the things or people you need, with difficulty or by looking in various places: I'm trying to rake up some people to play football on Saturday - do you want to come along?
Translations of “rake sth/sb up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 勉強拼湊, 四處搜集湊得…
in Chinese (Simplified) 勉强拼凑, 四处搜集凑得…
(Definition of rake sth/sb up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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