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scrounge

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