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scavenge

scav·enge

scavenge

 
pronunciation:
skae vihnj
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: scavenged, scavenges, scavenging
definition 1: to gather garbage from; cleanse.
Seagulls scavenged the area near the docks.
definition 2: to look through in the hope of finding something usable.
The boys scavenged the dump for car parts.
definition 3: to find or gather by searching, esp. through refuse.
They scavenged any food they could find from the bins behind the restaurant.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to search through refuse for food or usable objects.
The bears were scavenging for food in the campground.
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