Scavenge for - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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.
References in periodicals archive
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.