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English definition of “scavenge”

scavenge

verb [I or T]     /ˈskæv.ɪndʒ/
to look for or get food or other objects in other people's rubbish : The flood has left villagers and animals desperately scavenging for food . We managed to scavenge a lot of furniture from the local rubbish dump .Searching If a wild animal scavenges, it feeds on the flesh of dead decaying animals .Animal (non-human) behaviourSearching
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