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scrounge
American English: /skraʊndʒ/
British English: /skraʊn(d)ʒ/
[colloquial]

Translation of scrounge in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • to scrounge something from/off somebody
    (food/cigarette/money)
    gorronearle or gorrearle or (Río de la Plata) garronearle or (Chile) bolsearle algo a alguien [colloquial]
    she managed to scrounge a ride
    consiguió que alguien la llevara
    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.
    Example sentences
    • ‘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.

intransitive verb

  • gorronear [colloquial]
    gorrear [colloquial]
    garronear (Río de la Plata) [colloquial]
    bolsear (Chile) [colloquial]
    to scrounge around for something
    andar pidiendo algo

noun

  • [colloquial] (no plural) she's always on the scrounge
    vive gorroneando or gorreando or (Río de la Plata) garroneando or (Chile) bolseando [colloquial]
    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.
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