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cadge

PRONUNCIATION:
(kaj)

MEANING:
verb tr., intr.: To beg; to obtain by imposing on someone's generosity.

ETYMOLOGY:
Of uncertain origin.

USAGE:
"Sak Nana makes money the old-fashioned way. He earns it. ... He said, 'I wanted to stand on my own feet! People used to assume, incorrectly, that I could always cadge money from my parents.'"
Alfred Tha Hla; Riches to Rags to Revs; Bangkok Post (Thailand); Apr 24, 2009.

See more usage examples of cadge in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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