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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.

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]

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.

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
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"

cadge

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

cadge

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

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

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)

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)
References in classic literature ?
Then they took to cadging round sugar-factories and breweries, because it was easiest to get their material from those places, and the mixture of glucose and beer naturally fermented in store and blew the store-cells out of shape, besides smelling abominably.
PRIZE IDIOT If there's anything worse than celebrities cadging a lift on the bandwagon of someone else's good fortune it's when they do so with an air of can't-even-befagged-to-get-it-right.
His drugs problem was "extremely severe" and he had been cadging money from his grandmother.
Employers convince themselves that they are doing young people a favour rather than cadging free labour.
The kids on my street used to spend the entire summer cadging bits of prams to construct the best bogey and then we'd take our lives in our hands tearing down the road at breakneck speed.
Social Security Turns 75, Starts Cadging From the Kids" by Eric Schurenberg, Editor in Chief, CBSMoneyWatch.
There is a world of difference between the long-gone rag-andbone man and itinerant's cadging scrap metal.
One of her earliest memories is cadging a ride on the back of Geraint's bike and getting her foot caught in the wheel.
There'll be no problems cadging a lift to work if any of the quintet discovers a puncture one morning.
One difference from today though, we did not go around knocking doors cadging money.