Definición de scrounge en inglés:


Saltos de línea: scrounge
Pronunciación: /skraʊn(d)ʒ


[with object]
  • 1Seek 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
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    • 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.
    beg, borrow
    informal cadge, sponge, bum, touch someone for
    British informal scab
    Scottish informal sorn on someone for
    North American informal mooch
    Australian/New Zealand informal bludge
  • 1.1 (often scrounge something up) North American Search for or obtain by searching.
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    • ‘Yes, I was hoping you would scrounge something up for me,’ Anya grinned.
    • As far as I know, the Sidearms were usually issued too officers, but enlisted men were able to scrounge them up easily enough.
    • He scrounged them up in the Municipal Archives on Chambers Street in Manhattan, the address of which he has committed to memory.


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  • An act of scrounging: we went for a scrounge
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    • 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.


on the scrounge

British Engaged in scrounging: she’s always on the scrounge
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  • So on the scrounge for tickets and a trip to Cardiff now!
  • Just had an invite to the press conference on Monday and I'm on the scrounge for questions.
  • I'd rather give my money to help Iranian democrats than bloggers on the scrounge wouldn't you?


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

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