Translation of "scavenge" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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scavengeverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈskæv.ɪndʒ/ us /ˈskæv.ɪndʒ/

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

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.


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