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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: scrunge 'to steal' (1900-2000)

scrounge

1 verb
     
scrounge1 [intransitive and transitive] informal
to get money or something you want by asking other people for it rather than by paying for it yourself
scrounge for
a group of children scrounging for food
scrounge something off/from somebody
I managed to scrounge some money off my dad.
scrounge around (for something) American English
Leroy would scrounge around for old car parts.
scrounger noun [countable]

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