Word Origin early 20th cent.: variant of dialect scrunge ‘steal’.Idiomsnounjump to other results
BrE BrE//skraʊndʒ//; NAmE NAmE//skraʊndʒ//
(British English, informal, disapproving) trying to get something by persuading somebody to give it to you That brother of yours is always on the scrounge.
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