intr. & tr.v. cadged, cadg·ing, cadg·es
To beg or get by begging.
[Perhaps back-formation from obsolete cadger, peddler, from Middle English cadgear.]
Synonyms: cadge, beg, bum1, mooch, panhandle1, scrounge
These verbs mean to ask for or obtain by charity or generosity: cadged drinks at the bar; begged money on the street; bummed a dollar for the parking meter; mooching food; hoping to panhandle the bus fare; scrounged a meal from a friend.
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