scrounge up


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scrounge up

To locate someone or something after foraging or searching exhaustively. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scrounge" and "up." Due to new immigration restrictions, the hotel industry along the east coast has been struggling to scrounging up enough workers to handle their busy season. Even though a trip to the grocery store was long overdue, I was able to scrounge enough food up to make a decent dinner. My mother refuses to buy anything new unless she can scrounge up a coupon for it.
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scrounge someone or something up

Fig. to find someone or something somewhere; to dig someone or something up. I can't think of anyone just now, but I will scrounge someone up. They scrounged up an escort for Liz.
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scrounge up

Find or round up something, as in I'll have to scrounge up another microphone for today's speaker. [Colloquial; c. 1900]
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scrounge up

v.
To obtain something by or as if by begging, scavenging, or borrowing: The dog scrounged up a bone in the pile of trash. I didn't have any quarters for the washing machine, but I scrounged some up by looking under the cushions on the sofa.
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It's the only hybrid that looks like a regular car,'' said Wohlfarth, who plans to scrounge up gas money moonlighting as a baby-sitter.
When Epper and a friend visit a plastic surgeon for a liposuction consultation, it's positively heartbreaking to watch a woman - a true legend in the business - being forced to contemplate an invasive procedure simply to be able to scrounge up an odd job here and there.
Hours later, Hahn - fearing for his political life and mindful that he's done little to expand the LAPD in four years - announced that he can scrounge up the dough for 92 more cops from the city's general fund.
Like the new Ford Mustang raffle for people who scrounge up five other people to go and vote, offered jointly by the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project.
County and city officials didn't seem to think they could scrounge up the necessary $2 million between them to continue their minimal fight against street gangs - L.
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