Synonyms of 'cadge'
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If someone who is poor is begging, they are asking people to give them food or money.
I was surrounded by people begging for food.
If you bum something off someone, you ask them for it and they give it to you.
Mind if I bum a cigarette?
If you say that someone scrounges something such as food or money, you disapprove of them because they get it by asking for it, rather than by buying it or earning it.
She had to scrounge the money.
Thesaurus for cadge from the Collins English Thesaurus
If someone cadges food, money, or help from you, they ask you for it and succeed in getting it.