Definition of Scrounge

1. Verb. Collect or look around for (food). "The men scrounge for animals in the area"

Exact synonyms: Forage
Generic synonyms: Hunt, Hunt Down, Run, Track Down
Specialized synonyms: Rustle
Derivative terms: Forage, Foraging, Scrounger



2. Verb. Obtain or seek to obtain by cadging or wheedling. ; "He is always shnorring cigarettes from his friends"
Exact synonyms: Cadge, Schnorr, Shnorr
Generic synonyms: Beg
Derivative terms: Cadger, Scrounger

Definition of Scrounge

1. Verb. To hunt about, especially for something of nominal value; to scavenge or glean. ¹

2. Verb. To obtain something of moderate or inconsequential value from another. ¹

3. Noun. Someone who scrounges; a scrounger. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scrounge

1. to gather by foraging [v SCROUNGED, SCROUNGING, SCROUNGES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Scrounge

scrouge
scrouged
scrouger
scrougers
scrouges
scrouging
scrounge (current term)
scrounge up
scrounged
scrounger
scroungers
scrounges
scroungier
scroungiest
scrounging
scroungy
scrow
scrowdge
scrowdged
scrowdges
scrowl

Literary usage of Scrounge

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Teaching The Best Practice Way: Methods That Matter, K-12 by Harvey Daniels, Marilyn Bizar (2005)
"Centers require the teacher to think up activities, gather (translation: buy or scrounge) the equipment or supplies needed, design an inquiry process, ..."

2. Guided Reading Basics: Organizing, Managing and Implementing a Balanced by Lori Rog (2003)
"scrounge stores at Halloween for tools like "witch fingers" that the students can place over their own fingers for tracking. Sharlene Kujat, a Kindergarten ..."

3. Adventure Guide Costa Rica by Bruce Conord, June Conord (2005)
"Some sites, however, can be less than basic and you may have to scrounge around for facilities. Remember not to leave valuables in your tent unless there is ..."

4. The Marshall Plan Summer: An Eyewitness Report on Europe and the Russians in by Thomas Andrew Bailey (1977)
"The Russians even tried to scrounge in the neighboring American zone, with scant success. Looting, drunkenness, and rape have traditionally been the rewards ..."

5. Zones of Strain: A Memoir of the Early Cold War by Alfred Connor Bowman (1982)
"In the Emilia Region AMG milieu, the word "scrounge" achieved a prominent place in day-to-day social intercourse, as well as in official business. ..."

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