Scrounge meaning

skrounj
To obtain (something) by begging or borrowing with no intention of reparation.

Scrounged a few dollars off my brother.

verb
1
0
To obtain by salvaging or foraging; round up.
verb
0
0
To seek to obtain something by begging or borrowing with no intention of reparation.

Scrounge for a cigarette.

verb
0
0
To forage about in an effort to acquire something at no cost.

Scrounging around the kitchen for a late-night snack.

verb
0
0
To manage to get or find by hunting around.
verb
0
0
Advertisement
To get by begging or sponging; mooch.
verb
0
0
To take without permission; pilfer.
verb
0
0
(informal) To seek (around) for something; forage.
verb
0
0
To hunt about, especially for something of nominal value; to scavenge or glean.
verb
0
0
To obtain something of moderate or inconsequential value from another.

As long as he's got someone who'll let him scrounge off them, he'll never settle down and get a full-time job.

verb
0
0
Advertisement
Someone who scrounges; a scrounger.
noun
0
0

Origin of scrounge

  • Alteration of dialectal scrunge to steal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition