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scrounge

 
 
pronunciation:
skraUnj
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: scrounges, scrounging, scrounged
definition 1: to seek out and gather, esp. by salvaging scraps (often fol. by "up" or "together").
I haven't been shopping for a while, but I'll see what I can scrounge up for dinner.
definition 2: to borrow without intending to return or repay; take at someone else's expense.
I used to be friendly with the neighbors, but they were always scrounging stuff from me.
similar words:
bum
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to search in a disorganized way for something; forage (usu. fol. by "around").
I found him in the garage, scrounging around for a pliers.
definition 2: to borrow or seek to borrow something one does not intend to repay; wheedle.
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part of speech: noun
definition: one who habitually borrows without repaying; sponger.
derivation: scrounger (n.)