Definition of 'scavenge'
Example sentences containing 'scavenge'
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Yet the middle class has vanished and people are scavenging for food in the rubbish. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They were left scavenging for food to survive. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Instead she spent her days thinking about food, or scavenging in the mountains for weeds. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That does not just mean people scavenging for food, but also people who are not paying their rent so they can have food. Times, Sunday Times (2012)After a hard day scavenging and begging on the streets, they hop back on the train and return to the suburbs where they spend the night. The Sun (2009)
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Used Occasionally. scavenge is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'scavenge'
British English: scavenge VERB
If people or animals scavenge for things, they collect them by searching among waste or unwanted objects.
They were forced to scavenge for food.
Stray dogs scavenged the bins at night.
- American English: scavenge
- Brazilian Portuguese: vasculhar dentre várias coisas desprezadas
- Chinese: 搜集废弃物
- European Spanish: rebuscar
- French: faire les poubelles
- German: herumsuchen
- Italian: rovistare nei rifiuti
- Japanese: あさる
- Korean: 쓰레기 더미를 뒤지다
- European Portuguese: vasculhar entre várias coisas desprezadas
- Spanish: rebuscar
Definition of scavenge from the Collins English Dictionary
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