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scrape sth/sb together/up

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with scrape   /skreɪp/ us  
to manage with great difficulty to collect enough of something, especially money, or to find the things or people that you need: I finally scraped together enough money for a flight home. Do you think we can scrape up a team for the match on Saturday?
Translations of “scrape sth/sb together/up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 勉強湊足(尤指金錢), 歷經艱難才找到…
in Chinese (Simplified) 勉强凑足(尤指金钱), 艰难找到…
(Definition of scrape sth/sb together/up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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