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English definition of “scratch around for sth”

scratch around for sth

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with scratch   /skrætʃ/ us  
to look for something that is very difficult to find because it is rare: The editor of the local paper says he's really scratching around for stories this week.
(Definition of scratch around for sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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