verb (used with object), scrounged, scroung·ing.
verb (used without object), scrounged, scroung·ing.
- scrounge around,
- scrounge up,
- scrovegni chapel,
Origin of scrounge
Examples from the Web for scrounge
Since Holtsman did not receive much guidance or support, he had to scrounge for supplies and ran his own operations.
When you earn money, cash falls from the sky, meaning you have to scrounge on the floor for dollar bills.
“I have been on food stamps and had to scrounge for money,” she says.
I was able to scrounge up $9,000 and then put in $9,000 of my own, so I was in for $18,000.Billy Sammeth, the Manager Fired by Cher and Joan Rivers, Tells His Side of the Story|Kevin Sessums|February 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Back from a spell behind Ypres in 1915, a few of us decided to scrounge round for a hair-cut.
"Let's scrounge anything we can find that runs on gasoline or coal oil," said Al Miner.The Year When Stardust Fell|Raymond F. Jones
One day we missed one of our fellows, a Cockney, for about two hours, and guessed he was on the "scrounge" somewhere or other.
I was never any good at this so Bruce used to scrounge for us.The Biography of a Rabbit|Roy Benson
I could scrounge me a company job and have a thinking closet all to myself and two secretaries with stainless steel breasts.The Creature from Cleveland Depths|Fritz Reuter Leiber
Word Origin for scrounge
"to acquire by irregular means," 1915, alteration of dialectal scrunge "to search stealthily, rummage, pilfer" (1909), of uncertain origin, perhaps from dialectal scringe "to pry about;" or perhaps related to scrouge, scrooge "push, jostle" (1755, also Cockney slang for "a crowd"), probably suggestive of screw, squeeze. Popularized by the military in World War I. Related: Scrounged; scrounging.