scare up

verb
scared up; scaring up; scares up

Definition of scare up

transitive verb

: to find or get together with considerable labor or difficulty : scrape up managed to scare up the money

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Examples of scare up in a Sentence

I can probably scare up my old textbooks if you need them.

First Known Use of scare up

1841, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scare up was in 1841

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