V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to get something from someone by begging or cajoling

Synonyms: beg, bum, scrounge, mooch

Antonyms: give, offer

Tips: Cadge is a negative term which refers to begging or mooching off of others, especially for necessities such as food, housing, or money.

Usage Examples:

We are all a little frustrated with Joe for trying to cadge rides every day without ever taking a turn himself or offering anyone gas money. (bum, mooch)

The children are always cadging their parents for extra spending money. (begging)

It's irritating when he tries to cadge me to buy lunch for him, since I know he'll never return the favor. (beg)

I forgot my cigarettes in the car; I guess I'll have to cadge one from someone. (bum, scrounge)

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