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scroungeverb [I or T]

uk   /skraʊndʒ/  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   /ˈskraʊn.dʒɚ/ disapproving
He thinks that people who receive welfare benefits are scroungers.
Phrasal verbs

scroungenoun

uk   /skraʊndʒ/  us   /skraʊndʒ/ UK disapproving or humorous
on the scrounge
Someone who is on the scrounge is asking people for things or for money.
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scroungeverb [I/T]

 us   /skrɑʊndʒ/ infml
to get something by asking for it instead of buying it or working for it, or to gather something you want or need from what is available: [T] Baxter scrounged furniture and equipment from local businesses. [I] A black cat scrounged through piles of litter.
(Definition of scrounge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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