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English verb: scavenge

1. scavenge (contact) clean refuse from

SamplesScavenge a street.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)clean, make clean

2. scavenge (contact) collect discarded or refused material

SamplesShe scavenged the garbage cans for food.

ExamplesThe men scavenge the area for animals , The men scavenge for animals in the area


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)collect, garner, gather, pull together

3. scavenge (consumption) feed on carrion or refuse

SamplesHyenas scavenge.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)feed, give

4. scavenge (change) remove unwanted substances from


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

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