verb (used with object), scav·enged, scav·eng·ing.
verb (used without object), scav·enged, scav·eng·ing.
Origin of scavenge
Examples from the Web for scavenge
And towns on the edge of their range have and will experience more interaction as the bears arrive to scavenge.How Climate Change Is Causing Chaos in the Animal Kingdom|Nina Strochlic|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
People have to scavenge or make everything, either by themselves or as part of a cooperative community.Where are the Bicycles in Post-Apocalyptic Fiction?|Megan McArdle|January 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Inspired us to scavenge for even more erotic bedtime reading.50 Ways ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Has Changed the World|Lizzie Crocker|December 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He will scavenge any book in any language for another puzzle piece.Umberto Eco’s 'The Prague Cemetery' Brings to Life Ancient Hate|Daniel Levin|November 12, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The symbiote might produce sugars, scavenge the blood of toxins—there are so many things it could do.Planet of the Damned|Harry Harrison
It was not implied that it was part of the duty of the Bembridge green committee to scavenge the seashore.Fifty Years of Golf|Horace G. Hutchinson
Neglect of local authority to scavenge after undertaking to do so, 5s.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
There was a fair chance this early that he could scavenge something edible.Badge of Infamy|Lester del Rey
British Dictionary definitions for scavenge
Word Origin and History for scavenge
1640s, back-formation from scavenger. Related: Scavenged; scavenging.