scrape together

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scrape together


scrape up

(tr, adverb) to collect with difficulty: to scrape together money for a new car.
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w>scrape together

vt sep leaveszusammenharken, zusammenrechen; moneyzusammenkratzen; peoplezusammenbringen, organisieren; supportorganisieren
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Vyse managed to scrape together a dinner-party consisting entirely of the grandchildren of famous people.
"I ought to go back to England this year, but if I can scrape together enough to keep body and soul on speaking terms I shall stay another twelve months.
As to Spain, she could not scrape together more than 110 reals.
Fortunately for me, my father lost a lawsuit just in the nick of time, and was obliged to scrape together every farthing of available money that he possessed to pay for the luxury of going to law.
This was perhaps a rich man for Mull; he would have scarce been thought so in the south; for it took all he had -- the whole house was turned upside down, and a neighbour brought under contribution, before he could scrape together twenty shillings in silver.
And so it comes to pass that I hold every security you could scrape together, and a bill of sale upon the--upon the stock and property,' said Quilp standing up and looking about him, as if to assure himself that none of it had been taken away.
But whatever I have been able to scrape together has gone every two months in keeping it up.
I wonder of what she deprived herself to scrape together the twenty francs--I wonder what sort of a place she has to live in, and what sort of a woman her aunt is, and whether she is likely to get employment to supply the place she has lost.
Although with plenty to eat, the people are very poor: there is no demand for labour, and consequently the lower orders cannot scrape together money sufficient to purchase even the smallest luxuries.
Breadline employees on or just above the minimum wage don't have two pennies to scrape together so my solidarity is with shortchanged workers - from Merseyside's Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals to Goldman Sachs and Barclays Bank at London's Canary Wharf.
Some turn to begging to scrape together a small amount of cash.
When fish and chips were a real treat YOUR respondent Barbara Dunn's interesting comments concerning her childhood's desire for fish and chips and the food being unaffordable for her mother (Birmingham Mail, October 13), allowed me to recall life as a scruffy member of a family of nine, and how, despite our poor financial circumstances we always looked forward to Friday's supper times, when our dear mother managed to scrape together the pennies to buy fish and chips from our local chippy.