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English definition of “rake sth/sb up”

rake sth/sb up

phrasal verb with rake     /reɪk/ verb
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?Collecting and amassing
(Definition of rake sth/sb up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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