Definition of scrounge in English:

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scrounge

Pronunciation: /skrounj/
informal

verb

[with object]
Seek to obtain (something, typically food or money) at the expense or through the generosity of others or by stealth: he had managed to scrounge a free meal [no object]: we didn’t scrounge off the social security
More example sentences
  • Like the queen, he doesn't carry cash, so the billionaire has to scrounge cab fare from colleagues.
  • She expresses her desire to send him as much money as she can scrounge up.
  • As a reviewer I don't get sent everything I ask for and so I scrounge quite a bit - but only for the films I really, really want.
Synonyms

noun

[in singular]
An act of scrounging.
Example sentences
  • I will have a scrounge around today and see if I can find any more.
  • I can have a scrounge around for you as I'm not going to bed but don't have anything really important to do at the moment.
  • How can the mother get tax credits if she pays no tax as she's not working... that is a good scrounge.

Origin

Early 20th century: variant of dialect scrunge 'steal'.

Words that rhyme with scrounge

lounge

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: scrounge

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