rake (something) together

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rake (something) together

To accumulate from various sources, especially in small amounts of increments. (Often said of money.) I'm trying to rake enough funds together to go on a trip to Florida this summer. There's no way you'll be able to rake together the votes necessary to pass this amendment.
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References in classic literature ?
So I wanted to sample things, and be finding out what sort of reporter- material I might be able to rake together out of the sixth century when I should come to need it.
Their sacks were slim, and with his own the three partners could rake together only two hundred dollars.
Instead, I was asked how much I could rake together amongst my contacts to deposit with him and I was offered rates higher than ever imagined.