—v.t. 1. to borrow (a small amount or item) with no intention of repaying or returning it: to scrounge a cigarette. 2. to gather together by foraging; seek out: We'll try to scrounge enough food for supper from the neighbors.
—v.i. 1. to borrow, esp. a small item one is not expected to return or replace.
2. scrounge around, to search or forage for something, esp. in a haphazard or disorganized fashion; hunt for: We scrounged around for something to eat.
—n. 1. a habitual borrower; sponger.
2. an act or instance of scrounging.
3. a person who exists by foraging. Also,scroung'er(for defs. 5, 7).