Meaning of scrounge

scrounge

Pronunciation: (skrounj), [key]
— v., n. scrounged, scroung•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to borrow (a small amount or item) with no intention of repaying or returning it: to scrounge a cigarette.
  2. to gather together by foraging; seek out: We'll try to scrounge enough food for supper from the neighbors.
—v.i.
  1. to borrow, esp. a small item one is not expected to return or replace.
  2. to search or forage for something, esp. in a haphazard or disorganized fashion; hunt for: We scrounged around for something to eat.
—n.
  1. a habitual borrower; sponger.
  2. an act or instance of scrounging.
  3. a person who exists by foraging.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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