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  • n. Plural form of cadge.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of cadge.


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  • He cadges a cigarette from his father, who lights it for him solemnly.

    The Spirit Upwelling

  • Thus begins the triangle that is the novel's focus: Ed's start-and-stop relationship with Madeleine and his reluctant friendship with the obnoxious Guy, who cheerfully cadges from Ed with a sense of entitlement from having saved his life.

    Love and Work Off-Broadway

  • He plays football, protects Willie from bullies, cadges slices of rationed bologna from the bemused butcher and even tries to enlist in the Army.

    My Dog Skip : Cute Civil Rights Doggie

  • In London Society everybody cadges except the millionaires – and they're cadged upon ...

    Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land

  • "And if it comes to that. what must you people think of a down-at-heel Yankee who descends on you and cadges for a job after he's been told there's no work here for him?"

    Black Caesar's Clan : a Florida Mystery Story

  • A sixth, scorning to work, earns nothing and gets nothing; in him survives a primitive dislike of labor not yet fully "evoluted out;" he slips through the meshes of civilization to become a "tramp," cadges his food where he can, suns his tattered rags when it is warm and shivers when it is cold, migrating with the birds and reappearing with the flowers of spring.

    The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice

  • But the passers-by from whom he cadges cigarettes know him, and if you know Marshall Willoughby even in passing, you know he has a home.

    The Seattle Times

  • To minimize costs, he is based at his sister's apartment in Miami during the winter and then cadges accommodations all over the world by networking in the close-knit sailing community.

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  • But the passers-by from whom he cadges cigarettes know him, and if you know Marshall Willoughby, even in passing, you know he has a home.

    News -

  • Mark cadges an evening lift to Italy to meet up with his family for a short holiday. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph


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