scrounge

[ skrounj ]SEE DEFINITION OF scrounge

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SCROUNGE

I was never any good at this so Bruce used to scrounge for us.

I could scrounge me a company job and have a thinking closet all to myself and two secretaries with stainless steel breasts.

While my company was in support one day my corporal and I managed to scrounge into a pill-box away from the awful mud.

One day we missed one of our fellows, a Cockney, for about two hours, and guessed he was on the "scrounge" somewhere or other.

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.

WORD ORIGIN

"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.

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