Translation of "scavenge" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

scavenge

verb [ I or T ] uk /ˈskæv.ɪndʒ/ us /ˈskæv.ɪndʒ/

to look for or get food or other objects in other people's rubbish

(从废弃物中)觅食;捡破烂
The flood has left people and animals desperately scavenging for food. 因遭受水灾,村民和牲畜四处寻觅食物。
We managed to scavenge a lot of furniture from the dump. 我们从当地的垃圾堆里捡到了许多家具。

If a wild animal scavenges, it feeds on the flesh of dead decaying animals.

(野生动物)以腐肉为食

(Translation of “scavenge” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)