scrounge\ around

scrounge\ around
v. phr. slang
1. To search for an object aimlessly without having one clearly in mind.

I don't know what's the matter with him, he is just scrounging around all day long.

2. To look around for a way to get a free drink or a free meal.

Sue and her husband are so broke they never eat properly; they just scrounge around from one place to the next until someone offers them something.


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