Scrape up an acquaintance



Make an effort to become familiar with someone, especially for one’s own benefit. For example, He scraped up an acquaintance with the college president in hopes of getting his son admitted . This term uses scrape in the sense of “gather with difficulty” (also see under scare up ). Originally put as scrape acquaintance , it was first recorded in 1600.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Scrapheap

    noun 1. a pile of old, discarded material, as metal. 2. a place for dumping old, useless things. noun 1. a pile of discarded material 2. on the scrapheap, (of people or things) having outlived their usefulness

  • Scrap-heap

    noun 1. a pile of old, discarded material, as metal. 2. a place for dumping old, useless things.



  • Scraping

    noun 1. the act of a person or thing that scrapes. 2. the sound of something being scraped. 3. Usually, scrapings. something that is scraped off, up, or together. verb (used with object), scraped, scraping. 1. to deprive of or free from an outer layer, adhering matter, etc., or to smooth by drawing or rubbing […]

  • Scrap-iron

    noun 1. old iron to be remelted or reworked. scrap iron



Disclaimer: Scrape up an acquaintance definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.