cadge


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cadge

 (kăj)
intr. & tr.v. cadged, cadg·ing, cadg·es
To beg or get by begging.

[Perhaps back-formation from obsolete cadger, peddler, from Middle English cadgear.]

cadg′er n.
Synonyms: cadge, beg, bum1, mooch, panhandle1, scrounge
These verbs mean to ask for or obtain by charity or generosity: cadged drinks at the bar; begged money on the street; bummed a dollar for the parking meter; mooching food; hoping to panhandle the bus fare; scrounged a meal from a friend.
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cadge

(kædʒ)
vb
to get (food, money, etc) by sponging or begging
n
1. Brit a person who cadges
2. on the cadge informal Brit engaged in cadging
[C17: of unknown origin]
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cadge

(kædʒ)

v. cadged, cadg•ing. v.t.
1. to obtain by begging or imposing on another's generosity.
v.i.
2. to mooch; sponge.
[1275–1325; perhaps to be identified with Middle English caggen to tie, of uncertain orig.]
cadg′er, n.
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cadge


Past participle: cadged
Gerund: cadging

Imperative
cadge
cadge
Present
I cadge
you cadge
he/she/it cadges
we cadge
you cadge
they cadge
Preterite
I cadged
you cadged
he/she/it cadged
we cadged
you cadged
they cadged
Present Continuous
I am cadging
you are cadging
he/she/it is cadging
we are cadging
you are cadging
they are cadging
Present Perfect
I have cadged
you have cadged
he/she/it has cadged
we have cadged
you have cadged
they have cadged
Past Continuous
I was cadging
you were cadging
he/she/it was cadging
we were cadging
you were cadging
they were cadging
Past Perfect
I had cadged
you had cadged
he/she/it had cadged
we had cadged
you had cadged
they had cadged
Future
I will cadge
you will cadge
he/she/it will cadge
we will cadge
you will cadge
they will cadge
Future Perfect
I will have cadged
you will have cadged
he/she/it will have cadged
we will have cadged
you will have cadged
they will have cadged
Future Continuous
I will be cadging
you will be cadging
he/she/it will be cadging
we will be cadging
you will be cadging
they will be cadging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cadging
you have been cadging
he/she/it has been cadging
we have been cadging
you have been cadging
they have been cadging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cadging
you will have been cadging
he/she/it will have been cadging
we will have been cadging
you will have been cadging
they will have been cadging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cadging
you had been cadging
he/she/it had been cadging
we had been cadging
you had been cadging
they had been cadging
Conditional
I would cadge
you would cadge
he/she/it would cadge
we would cadge
you would cadge
they would cadge
Past Conditional
I would have cadged
you would have cadged
he/she/it would have cadged
we would have cadged
you would have cadged
they would have cadged
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.cadge - ask for and get free; be a parasite
obtain - come into possession of; "How did you obtain the visa?"
freeload - live off somebody's generosity; "This young man refuses to work and is freeloading"
2.cadge - 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"
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cadge

verb scrounge, beg, bum (informal), blag (slang), mooch (slang), freeload (slang), sponge (informal) He asked if he could cadge a ride from somebody.
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cadge

verb
To ask or ask for as charity:
Informal: panhandle.
Slang: mooch.
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Translations

cadge

[kædʒ] (Brit)
A. VT [+ money, cigarette etc] → gorronear, sablear
could I cadge a lift from you?¿me puedes llevar?, ¿me das un aventón? (Mex)
B. VIgorronear, vivir de gorra
you can't cadge off meno te molestes en pedirme nada
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cadge

[ˈkædʒ] vt (= manage to get) [+ cigarette] → se taper ; [+ drink, meal] → se faire payer; [+ lift] → se faire déposer
to cadge sth off sb [+ cigarette] → taper qn de qch; [+ drink] → se faire payer qch par qn
to cadge a meal off sb → se faire payer un repas par qn
to cadge a lift off sb → se faire déposer par qn
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

cadge

(Brit inf)
vt(er)betteln, abstauben (inf), → schnorren (inf)(from sb bei or von jdm); could I cadge a lift with you?könnten Sie mich vielleicht (ein Stück) mitnehmen?
vischnorren (inf)
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cadge

[kædʒ] vt (fam) (money, cigarette) to cadge (from)scroccare a
to cadge a lift from sb → scroccare un passaggio a qn
to cadge a meal (off sb) → scroccare un pranzo (a qn)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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