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English verb: scrape up

1. scrape up (contact) gather (money or other resources) together over time

SamplesShe had scraped together enough money for college.
They scratched a meager living.

Synonymscome up, scrape, scratch

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)accumulate, amass, collect, compile, hoard, pile up, roll up

Narrower (hyponym)nickel-and-dime

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