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scratch together

(transitive, adverb) to assemble with difficulty: he scratched up a team for the football match
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Slang definitions & phrases for scratch up

scrape up

verb phrase

To get, esp laboriously and bit by bit: Dollar by dollar they scraped up a million/ even if you can't scratch up all of that cash now (first form 1617+, variant 1922+)

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