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American English: /kædʒ/
British English: /kadʒ/

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • to cadge from o off somebody
    gorronearle or gorrearle or (River Plate area) garronearle or (Chile) bolsearle a alguien [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • At Brunton Park on Tuesday night, the cheeky talisman was taken for a ride around the pitch after cadging a lift in a sponsored car positioned in front of the main stand prior to kick-off.
    • I cadged a lift back to the station in Roger's car, which was kind of him.
    • The next morning he called a friend, told him what had happened, and cadged a lift into the city centre to sign on, the court heard.

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