verb (used with object), scav·enged, scav·eng·ing.
verb (used without object), scav·enged, scav·eng·ing.
Origin of scavenge
Related Words for scavengeskulk, slink, lurk, tramp, stroll, roam, patrol, hunt, sneak, range, stalk, snake, rove, cruise, steal
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Contemporary Examples of 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
January 23, 2014
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?
January 28, 2013
Inspired us to scavenge for even more erotic bedtime reading.50 Ways ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Has Changed the World
December 20, 2012
He will scavenge any book in any language for another puzzle piece.Umberto Eco’s 'The Prague Cemetery' Brings to Life Ancient Hate
November 12, 2011
Historical Examples of scavenge
Neglect of local authority to scavenge after undertaking to do so, 5s.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
There was a fair chance this early that he could scavenge something edible.Badge of Infamy
Lester del Rey
The symbiote might produce sugars, scavenge the blood of toxins—there are so many things it could do.Planet of the Damned
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
1640s, back-formation from scavenger. Related: Scavenged; scavenging.