scrounge

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verb \ˈskrau̇nj\

Definition of scrounge

scrounged

scrounging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  steal, swipe

  3. 2a :  to get as needed by or as if by foraging, scavenging, or borrowing <scrounging enough money for a bus ticket>b :  finagle, wheedle —often used with up

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to search about and turn up something needed from whatever source is available; also :  to actively seek money, work, or sustenance from any available source

scrounger

noun

Examples of scrounge in a sentence

  1. I managed to scrounge enough money for a bus ticket.

  2. He's always scrounging off his friends instead of paying for things himself.

  3. We scrounged around for firewood.

  4. We managed to scrounge some firewood.

Origin and Etymology of scrounge

alteration of English dialect scrunge to wander about idly


First Known Use: circa 1909


SCROUNGE Defined for English Language Learners

scrounge

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verb \ˈskrau̇nj\

Definition of scrounge for English Language Learners

  • : to persuade someone to give you (something) for free

  • : to get or find something by looking in different places, asking different people, etc.



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