English version

scrape something ↔ together/up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishscrape something ↔ together/up phrasal verbGETto get enough money for a particular purpose, when this is difficult She scraped together the last of her savings. They could hardly scrape up enough money for the train fare. scrape→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
scrape together/upI figured I could scrape that up.So Tod and his brother Frank scraped some money together: asked Carmichael to sell the Parrot back.
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Verb table
scrape
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyscrape
he, she, itscrapes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyscraped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave scraped
he, she, ithas scraped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad scraped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill scrape
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have scraped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam scraping
he, she, itis scraping
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you, we, theyare scraping
Past
I, he, she, itwas scraping
you, we, theywere scraping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been scraping
he, she, ithas been scraping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been scraping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be scraping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been scraping
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