Sadly, the film got lost amid The Social Network hysteria, failing to scare up much of an audience.
People would use the original social network—friends, family, neighbors—to find out about jobs or scare up business.
He'll give a lease of it, with bed and such furniture thrown in as his wife can scare up, for fifty cents a week.
Yes, mamma, and let us take Julio to scare up some partridges.
How would it be to scare up a hunt to-morrow, and get a lot of these chaps to help?
We'll scare up a conductor here somewhere; if we can't, I'll be your conductor.
While I do that, will you scare up something for me to eat and then saddle a horse for me?
Nance, I have some biscuit and fudge in my grip, if you could scare up some tea.
You may scare up hideous abuses of to-day, and point to convulsions of all sorts that are seemingly upheaving us, root and branch.
Christmas Eve and all, it does really appear as if they might scare up a cow.
1590s, alteration of Middle English skerren (c.1200), from Old Norse skirra "to frighten; to shrink from, shun; to prevent, avert," related to skjarr "timid, shy, afraid of," of unknown origin. In Scottish also skair, skar, and in dialectal English skeer, skear, which seems to preserve the older pronunciation. To scare up "procure, obtain" is first recorded 1846, American English, from notion of rousing game from cover. Related: Scared; scaring.
"something that frightens; sudden panic, sudden terror inspired by a trifling cause, false alarm," 1520s, alteration of Middle English sker "fear, dread" (c.1400), from scare (v.). Scare tactic attested from 1948.
To find and produce; rustle: was among the goodies scared up at a flea market
[1853+; fr the rising or starting of wildlife, which sense is found by 1846]