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American English: /ˈskævəndʒ/
British English: /ˈskavɪn(d)ʒ/

Translation of scavenge in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • to scavenge for something
    escarbar or hurgar en busca de algo
    dogs scavenge for food in the garbage
    los perros escarban or hurgan en la basura en busca de comida
    Example sentences
    • Most unclean of all are those animals who are fed on refuse scraps, human or animal excrement, or who scavenge dead animals.
    • They are carnivorous, scavenging among carrion or preying on other molluscs.
    • Fish will scavenge for insects and plant life in the pond but will also benefit from an occasional feeding of fish food.

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