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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To extract or collect something for use from material regarded as useless.

Usage examples (31)
  • A lot of his work is focused on the idea of scavenging; crows are a common theme.
  • The BBC report that Police are now using Merchant Shipping Act of 1854 to stop people "scavenging" on the beach in Devon.
  • The use of TiVCT has also allowed Ford's EcoBoost engineers to further enhance low-end torque by exploiting a 'scavenging' effect.
  • 'scavenging' effect, which increases air flow through the engine and maximises low-end torque. for more
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