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French translation of “scavenge”


verb /ˈskӕvindʒ/
to search for useful or usable objects , food etc amongst rubbish etc
fouiller les poubelles
A tramp was scavenging in the bins for something to eat .
scavenger noun
éboueur/-euse; fouilleur/-euse d’ordures
(Definition of scavenge from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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