Phrasal Verbs with 'Scrape'

Scrape along

Manage with little money

Example: I've been SCRAPING ALONG on temporary work since I lost my job.

Scrape by

Just manage to pass something

Example: I thought I was going to fail, but SCRAPED BY with 51%.

Scrape in

Just get enough to succeed, pass or be accepted

Example: The government SCRAPED IN with 51% of the votes cast.

Scrape into

Be accepted somewhere, but only just

Example: She got mediocre grades and just SCRAPED INTO university.

Scrape through

Pass a test but only just

Example: I did no revision and only just SCRAPED THROUGH the final exams.

Scrape together

Manage to collect enough of something you need, usually money

Example: I had to search my flat for money to SCRAPE TOGETHER what I needed.

Scrape up

Manage to collect enough of something you need, usually money

Example: It took me ages to SCRAPE UP the money for the tickets.