from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To obtain (something) by begging or borrowing with no intention of reparation: scrounged a few dollars off my brother.
- transitive v. To obtain by salvaging or foraging; round up.
- intransitive v. To seek to obtain something by begging or borrowing with no intention of reparation: scrounge for a cigarette.
- intransitive v. To forage about in an effort to acquire something at no cost: scrounging around the kitchen for a late-night snack.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To hunt about, especially for something of nominal value; to scavenge or glean.
- v. To obtain something of moderate or inconsequential value from another.
- n. Someone who scrounges; a scrounger.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. collect or look around for (food)
- v. obtain or seek to obtain by cadging or wheedling
Alteration of dialectal scrunge, to steal.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)