Definition of scrounge in English:
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.
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An act of scrounging.
- 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.
early 20th century: variant of dialect scrunge 'steal'.
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