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scrounge

verb [I or T] uk   us   /skraʊndʒ/ informal
to get things, especially money or food, by asking for them instead of buying them or working for them: Peter never buys anything - he just scrounges (off his friends).
scrounger
noun [C] uk   /ˈskraʊn.dʒər/  us   /-dʒɚ/ disapproving
He thinks that people who receive state benefits are scroungers.
Phrasal verbs

scrounge

noun uk   us   /skraʊndʒ/ disapproving or humorous
on the scrounge Someone who is on the scrounge is asking people for things or for money.
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