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English definition of “scrounge”

scrounge

verb [I or T] uk   /skraʊndʒ/ informal us  
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).Making appeals and requests
scrounger
noun [C] uk   /ˈskraʊn.dʒər/ us    /-dʒɚ/ disapproving
He thinks that people who receive state benefits are scroungers.Unpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men
Phrasal verbs

scrounge

noun uk   /skraʊndʒ/ disapproving or humorous us  
on the scrounge Someone who is on the scrounge is asking people for things or for money.Making appeals and requests
(Definition of scrounge from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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