Synonyms for scrounging

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It occurred to me that Pop's ideas of scrounging might extend to Alice's favors.

"Scrounging," an exciting operation whereby the required article is obtained by any means otherwise than legal.

Let's say you don't think of scrounging off food stores or working out a way of freeloading or hitting soup lines.

The dinner—the result of two days' "scrounging" under the direction of George—was too good to be true.

When scrounging around early yesterday morning, I noticed that this place was all tumbled down, and not a soul living here.

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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