Definition of “scavenge” - English Dictionary

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“scavenge” in British English

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scavengeverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈskæv.ɪndʒ/ us /ˈskæv.ɪndʒ/

(Definition of “scavenge” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“scavenge” in American English

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scavengeverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈskæv·əndʒ/

to search for and collect unwanted food or objects, or of animals or birds to feed on decaying flesh:

[ T ] We scavenged a table and chairs someone had thrown out.
[ I ] The crows scavenged on the dead carcass.

(Definition of “scavenge” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)