scrounger


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scrounger - someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free)
beggar, mendicant - a pauper who lives by begging
schnorrer, shnorrer - (Yiddish) a scrounger who takes advantage of the generosity of others

scrounger

noun parasite, freeloader (slang), sponger (informal), bum (informal), cadger, bludger (Austral. & N.Z. informal), sorner (Scot.) They are just scroungers.
Translations
vyžírka
nasser
harácsoló
maîur sem sníkir af öîrum
podliak
otlakçı

scrounger

[ˈskraʊndʒəʳ] Ngorrón/ona m/f, sablista mf

scrounger

[ˈskraʊndʒər] ntapeur/euse m/f

scrounger

n (inf)Schnorrer(in) m(f) (inf)

scrounger

[ˈskraʊndʒəʳ] n (fam) → scroccone/a; (on society) → parassita m

scrounge

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