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v. scrounged, scroung·ing, scroung·es Informal
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.
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.]
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n (inf) → Schnorrerei f (inf)
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