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scratch around for sth

informal
phrasal verb with scratch uk   us   /skrætʃ/ verb
to ​look for something that is very ​difficult to ​find because it is ​rare: The ​editor of the ​localpaper says he's really ​scratching around for ​stories this ​week.
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