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scrounge

 (skrounj)
v. scrounged, scroung·ing, scroung·es Informal
v.tr.
1. To obtain (something) by begging or borrowing with no intention of reparation: scrounged a few dollars off my brother. See Synonyms at cadge.
2. To obtain by salvaging or foraging; round up.
v.intr.
1. To seek to obtain something by begging or borrowing with no intention of reparation: scrounge for a cigarette.
2. To forage about in an effort to acquire something at no cost: scrounging around the kitchen for a late-night snack.

[Alteration of dialectal scrunge, to steal.]

scroung′er n.

scrounge

(skraʊndʒ)
vb
1. (when: intr, sometimes foll by around) to search in order to acquire (something) without cost
2. to obtain or seek to obtain (something) by cadging or begging
[C20: variant of dialect scrunge to steal, of obscure origin]
ˈscrounger n

scrounge

(skraʊndʒ)

v.t.
1. to borrow with no intention of repaying.
2. to assemble by foraging.
v.i.
3. to borrow something small that one is not expected to return.
[1905–10; alter. of dial. scringe to glean]
scroung′er, n.

scrounge

- First meant to live off or sponge off someone else; it is a variant of scrunge, "steal."
See also related terms for steal.

scrounge


Past participle: scrounged
Gerund: scrounging

Imperative
scrounge
scrounge
Present
I scrounge
you scrounge
he/she/it scrounges
we scrounge
you scrounge
they scrounge
Preterite
I scrounged
you scrounged
he/she/it scrounged
we scrounged
you scrounged
they scrounged
Present Continuous
I am scrounging
you are scrounging
he/she/it is scrounging
we are scrounging
you are scrounging
they are scrounging
Present Perfect
I have scrounged
you have scrounged
he/she/it has scrounged
we have scrounged
you have scrounged
they have scrounged
Past Continuous
I was scrounging
you were scrounging
he/she/it was scrounging
we were scrounging
you were scrounging
they were scrounging
Past Perfect
I had scrounged
you had scrounged
he/she/it had scrounged
we had scrounged
you had scrounged
they had scrounged
Future
I will scrounge
you will scrounge
he/she/it will scrounge
we will scrounge
you will scrounge
they will scrounge
Future Perfect
I will have scrounged
you will have scrounged
he/she/it will have scrounged
we will have scrounged
you will have scrounged
they will have scrounged
Future Continuous
I will be scrounging
you will be scrounging
he/she/it will be scrounging
we will be scrounging
you will be scrounging
they will be scrounging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scrounging
you have been scrounging
he/she/it has been scrounging
we have been scrounging
you have been scrounging
they have been scrounging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scrounging
you will have been scrounging
he/she/it will have been scrounging
we will have been scrounging
you will have been scrounging
they will have been scrounging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scrounging
you had been scrounging
he/she/it had been scrounging
we had been scrounging
you had been scrounging
they had been scrounging
Conditional
I would scrounge
you would scrounge
he/she/it would scrounge
we would scrounge
you would scrounge
they would scrounge
Past Conditional
I would have scrounged
you would have scrounged
he/she/it would have scrounged
we would have scrounged
you would have scrounged
they would have scrounged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.scrounge - collect or look around for (food)
hunt, hunt down, track down, run - pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods"
rustle - forage food
2.scrounge - obtain or seek to obtain by cadging or wheedling; "he is always shnorring cigarettes from his friends"
beg - ask to obtain free; "beg money and food"

scrounge

verb (Informal) cadge, beg, sponge (informal), bum (informal), touch (someone) for (slang), blag (slang), wheedle, mooch (slang), forage for, hunt around (for), sorn (Scot.), freeload (slang), bludge (Austral. & N.Z. informal) She had to scrounge the money.
Translations
يَحْصَل على شَيء بالتَّوَسُّل
vyžebrat si
nasse
sníkja
iškaulytikaulytikaulytojas
izkaulētizlūgties
vyžobrať si
otlakçılık etmek

scrounge

[skraʊndʒ]
A. N to be on the scrounge (for sth)ir sacando (algo) de gorra
to have a scrounge round for sthir por ahí pidiendo algo
B. VTgorronear, gorrear
I scrounged a ticketgorroneé una entrada
to scrounge sth from sbgorronear algo a algn
can I scrounge a drink from you?¿me invitas a un trago?
C. VI to scrounge on or off sbvivir a costa de algn
to scrounge around for sthir por ahí pidiendo algo

scrounge

[ˈskraʊndʒ]
vttaper
to scrounge sth off sb, to scrounge sth from sb → taper qch à qn
He tried to scrounge some money off me for his bus fare → Il a essayé de me taper de l'argent pour son ticket de bus.
vitaper
to scrounge on sb → vivre aux crochets de qn
to scrounge for sth → taper qch
n
to be on the scrounge for sth → essayer de taper qch

scrounge

(inf)
vi
(= sponge)schnorren (inf)(off, from bei); he scrounged off his parents for yearser lag seinen Eltern jahrelang auf der Tasche (inf)
(= hunt) to scrounge around for somethingnach etw herumsuchen
vtschnorren (inf), → abstauben (inf)(from, off bei)
n to be on the scroungeam Schnorren or Abstauben sein (inf); he’s always on the scrounge for cigaretteser schnorrt dauernd Zigaretten (inf)

scrounge

[skraʊndʒ] (fam)
1. n to be on the scrounge (for sth)scroccare (qc)
here he comes, on the scrounge again → eccolo, il solito scroccone
2. vt (gen) → scroccare
to scrounge sth off or from sb → scroccare qc a qn
3. vi to scrounge on or off sbvivere alle spalle di qn

scrounge

(skraundʒ) verb
to get by begging from someone else. May I scrounge some coffee?
ˈscrounger noun
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