To accumulate (something) from various sources, especially in small amounts or increments. (Often said of money.) A noun or pronoun can be used between "rake" and "together." 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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