scavenge for

scavenge (around) for someone or something

to search everywhere for someone or something. We had to scavenge for a person who would agree to run for president in my place. Sam scavenged around for a socket wrench.
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The children scavenge for construction materials due to the ongoing blockade of Gaza, which means that no new materials are allowed in, the report said.
The GLA said 40 Bulgarian workers had to scavenge for food in the fields where they worked because Cornwall-based Baltic Work Team Ltd had not paid them.
Director Tim Burton's "PLANET OF THE APES" begins with the premise of Pierre Boulle's acclaimed and beloved science fiction novel: A pilot crash lands on a strange planet and finds himself in a brutal, primal place where apes are in charge and humans scavenge for subsistence, hunted and enslaved by the tyrannical primates.