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1to scrounge sth from/off sb — gorronearle algo a algn informal
- she managed to scrounge a ride — consiguió que alguien la llevara
- Yet, here he was, dressed in the dirtiest of clothes, scrounging for money.
- She expresses her desire to send him as much money as she can scrounge up.
- Your father is going to tear up that contract and we're going to be out scrounging for work again.
- As a reviewer I don't get sent everything I ask for and so I scrounge quite a bit - but only for the films I really, really want.
- This meant that when we weren't shooting, we were scrounging for work.
- My grades need to be brought up, and I am scrounging for credits for college.
- As far as I know, the Sidearms were usually issued too officers, but enlisted men were able to scrounge them up easily enough.
- You spend your benefit money on drugs and then you come round here scrounging for free food.
- ‘Yes, I was hoping you would scrounge something up for me,’ Anya grinned.
- The cash-strapped firm may have hit on a solution for companies scrounging for the dough to pump up pension funds that were recently flattened by the stock market's slide.
- The lack of materials meant that teachers must either use lecture and recitation or spend unrealistic amounts of time scrounging for materials and planning creative lessons.
- Like the queen, he doesn't carry cash, so the billionaire has to scrounge cab fare from colleagues.
- And the crews I sent scrounging for projectiles?
- He scrounged them up in the Municipal Archives on Chambers Street in Manhattan, the address of which he has committed to memory.
- Thank you so much for scrounging them up for me in the first place.
- Instead of loosing my mind, or scrounging for food, or searching for a soul survivor, I decided to do my laundry instead.
- As stowaways scrounging for food, they are forced to flee the authorities.
- So it's not really scrounging for money anymore.
- Bears scrounging for human food will be busy at the water-side campsites, and will almost invariably ignore the far-removed and unproductive woods.
- I spent 10 years out on the streets, scrounging for food, after you turned her against me!
1gorronear informalgorrear informalgarronear River Plate informalbolsear Chile informalto scrounge around for sth — andar pidiendo algo
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