scrape up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v scrape up gather (money or other resources) together over time "She had scraped together enough money for college","they scratched a meager living"
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Usage

In literature:

I want you to scrape up acquaintance with her.
"The Golden Face" by William Le Queux
C. When a paste begins to form scrape and break up occasionally.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Scrape it up, Mr. Scarlett; hay's thirty a ton in this war-starved country.
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
You've gone and mixed yourself up with this business, and you'll never get out of the scrape till you make a clean breast of it.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
Mistress Morris is a great one to scrape relationship with high-up folks.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Taking up some of the litter with which it was covered, he gently scraped the fresh sand away until he came to litter again.
"The Cabin on the Prairie" by C. H. (Charles Henry) Pearson
When we come to light it up out here after dark, and try it, we can scrape any spots thinner if they need it.
"Harper's Young People, October 26, 1880" by Various
He scraped up the ancient shingle, making a little pillow of sand for Murray's head.
"The Martian Cabal" by Roman Frederick Starzl
Hardy scraped up the greasy dishes and washed them moodily.
"Hidden Water" by Dane Coolidge
Suddenly there came the squeaking of blocks and the rattle and scrape of rings as foresails were rushed up at peak and throat.
"The Harbor of Doubt" by Frank Williams
He had tried to check this love which was conquering him, and he had scraped up a handful of earth and rubbed his fingers in it.
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
I heard the sound of a scraping chair and then of Clancy standing up.
"The Seiners" by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
Shoes might not be scraped with a knife, except perhaps with the back, but they might be touched up with oil or water.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
I can scrape up the loose earth with my hands.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Use your own judgment in regard to scraping up an acquaintance if an opportunity offers.
"The Monk of Hambleton" by Armstrong Livingston
But there's always something you can scrape up.
"The Camerons of Highboro" by Beth B. Gilchrist
I've seen lots of worse scrapes than this, but they always ended up all right.
"The Princess and Joe Potter" by James Otis
Snow is as dry as sand at that temperature, however, and he scraped them up, and tried to strike one on the gun barrel.
"Northern Diamonds" by Frank Lillie Pollock
And do you know, that very scrape with young Mr. Fox was what broke up our meetings at Crow's Corner?
"The Club at Crow's Corner" by James Otis
A good plan is to scrape up the ground with the foot and compare this "spoor" with the animal's footprints.
"Sporting Scenes amongst the Kaffirs of South Africa" by Alfred W. Drayson
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In poetry:

The orchard path, which led around
The garden,--with its heat one twinge
Of dinning locusts,--picket-bound,
And ragged, brought me where one hinge
Held up the gate that scraped the ground.
"A Flower Of The Fields" by Madison Julius Cawein
Antipodean? Whew! We are the head,
The oceanic head, while you, slung low
With lands that scrape the floor of heaven, gaze,
Par o'er the Bull your odd Europa wed,
Up to the Chambers of the South where glow
Our pennant stars, our wider Milky Ways!
"Auster Rampant!" by Bernard O Dowd

In news:

Add 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice and the water to the skillet and simmer until thickened, scraping up the browned bits on the bottom of the pan, about 1 minute.
Somat Company, Elizabethtown College and Brubaker Farms team up to turn plate scrapings into energy, bedding material and fertilizer.
At the semicircular window over the old building's front door, he's scraped out the old glazing , painted the window frames " glazed it up" and painted it, he said.
4 Oklahoma clearly has a few things to tighten up after scraping past a supposedly overmatched opponent.
I had no idea that the tuna in my sushi roll was scraped off the bones in India, ground up, frozen, and shipped to California.
Scraping paint and pulling up flooring is tough work, and these dual-action scraper /brushes from Hyde will save time and effort.
Guns in school, the media blasting all the horrific news they can scrape up to feed the social need for sensationalism.
Pumpkin attack leaves Vancouver Island jogger scraped up.
He scrapes, left to right and right to left, up and down the window.
Vettel finished third in Abu Dhabi despite starting from the pit lane, but Red Bull could not clinch a third successive manufacturers' title as Mark Webber failed to finish after being caught up in several scrapes.
The scraped artichoke leaves that remained from their feast were left in the baskets to dry and curl up.
I would eat two bagels, one with cream cheese and one I used to scrape up leftover cream cheese.
Scrapes are piles of dirt and grass scratched up with the panther 's hind legs.
He said he wanted to come up with something unique while finding a replacement for pedicures that use razors to scrape off dead skin.
I managed to scrape up a few pics from the Adult Video News Awards.
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