scavenge - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] 

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/ˈskævɪndʒ/
present tense
I/you/we/theyscavenge
he/she/itscavenges
present participlescavenging
past tensescavenged
past participlescavenged
  1. 1
    if an animal scavenges, it eats anything that it can find
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  2. 2
    to search through things that other people have thrown away in order to see if there is anything that you want

derived word

scavenger

noun [countable]
singularscavenger
pluralscavengers