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Definition of scrounge verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[transitive, intransitive] (informal) (disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scrounge
he / she / it scrounges
past simple scrounged
-ing form scrounging
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to get something from someone by asking them for it rather than by paying for it scrounge (something) (off/from somebody) He's always scrounging free meals off us. Can I scrounge a cigarette from you? I don't want to spend the rest of my life scrounging off other people. scrounge (for something) What is she scrounging for this time?
noun a campaign against welfare scroungers