To obtain something by means of clever and resourceful investigation and surreptitious action. The careful and prudent scrounger never reveals his sources, or whether the scrounged object was stolen or merely liberated from its surroundings.
A scrounger is an important and valued person in prison camps, jails, and college dormatories.
The Captain sent Sergeant Bates out to scrounge for a camera and some film.
A flushing commode. A toilet.
Lem got Cora Pearl a Arkansas Warshing Machine. After warshing the socks an' draws in it, Cora Pearl trips the lever and gets a whole new pot o' fresh warter.