scare up
transitive verb Date: 1841 to find or get together with considerable labor or difficulty ; scrape up <
managed to scare up the money
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • scare up — (something) to find or obtain something that is not easily available. At the very least, I m sure he ll have some original ideas on how to scare up some cash. We discovered it was impossible to scare up an audience for the game …   New idioms dictionary

  • scare\ up — • scare up • scrape up v informal To find, collect, or get together with some effort when needed. The boy scared up enough money to go to college. Will you stay for supper? she asked. I can scare up enough for us all. He managed to scrape up the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • scare up — transitive verb : to find by persistent effort : bring to light or get together with labor : scrape up managed to scare up enough food to fill a freight car Robert Rice scare up a light supper for unexpected guests * * * scare up 1. To beat up… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scare up — PHRASAL VERB If you scare up something, you provide, produce, or obtain it, often when it is difficult to do so or when you do not have many resources. [mainly AM, INFORMAL] [V P n (not pron)] An all star game might scare up a little interest...… …   English dictionary

  • scare up — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms scare up : present tense I/you/we/they scare up he/she/it scares up present participle scaring up past tense scared up past participle scared up American informal to make something using the few things that… …   English dictionary

  • scare up — or[scrape up] {v.}, {informal} To find, collect, or get together with some effort when needed. * /The boy scared up enough money to go to college./ * / Will you stay for supper? she asked. I can scare up enough for us all. / * /He managed to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • scare up — or[scrape up] {v.}, {informal} To find, collect, or get together with some effort when needed. * /The boy scared up enough money to go to college./ * / Will you stay for supper? she asked. I can scare up enough for us all. / * /He managed to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • scare up — verb to find [something] (especially something that is not easily found); to bring [something] out (especially when it is difficult to do so) Soon after, we scare up a flock of black ducks …   Wiktionary

  • scare up — find or gather something with some effort We were able to scare up a couple of sleeping bags so that we could go camping …   Idioms and examples

  • scare up — scare out of its hiding place …   English contemporary dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”