Translation of scavenge in Spanish:


escarbar en busca de, v.

Pronunciation /ˈskævəndʒ/ /ˈskavɪn(d)ʒ/

See Spanish definition of rescatar

intransitive verb

  • 1to scavenge for

    escarbar en busca de
    hurgar en busca de
    dogs scavenge for food in the garbage los perros escarban / hurgan en la basura en busca de comida
    • Most unclean of all are those animals who are fed on refuse scraps, human or animal excrement, or who scavenge dead animals.
    • They are carnivorous, scavenging among carrion or preying on other molluscs.
    • Fish will scavenge for insects and plant life in the pond but will also benefit from an occasional feeding of fish food.
    • It was scavenging for food, eating any hapless tiny creatures it came upon.
    • Another is that cats don't scavenge, so the only time that they could be baited is when they are ‘doing it tough, like right now‘.
    • Feral cats mostly scavenge and hunt rodents; that the real enemies of wild bird populations are habitat fragmentation and pesticide use.
    • In the Flood model, the observation of shark remains among dinosaurs would not be considered unusual, since one would expect that sharks would scavenge floating dinosaurs.
    • They'd rather scavenge dead animals than try to bring down something that might fight back.
    • Like vultures scavenging for the last morsel of meat from the carcass, they descended on anyone who looked like they might know something.
    • Unlike the wolves the coyotes preferred to scavenge the dead carcasses left behind by others.
    • The clam worm, which scavenges food, may not require jaws as hard as those of the bloodworm, which thrusts its jaws into prey to inject venom.
    • There's probably some animal scavenging on bodies at sea and it's going to be very difficult to get those bodies back.
    • Thus they had to acquire their meat largely by scavenging the kills of other animals.
    • A related species, the burrowing bettong, will scavenge sheep carcasses.
    • The blackcap basslet, a relative of the large species of groupers, uses its bulging eyes to find food while it scavenges on the coral reef.
    • Nearly all mouth and tail, the gulper eel also scavenges in the depths.
    • It preys on fish, squid, and crustaceans and also scavenges.
    • Once having learnt to scavenge carcasses, the classic piranha feeding behaviour could have followed soon after.
    • The proximity of vertebrate fossils to the crab fossils suggests that they may also have scavenged vertebrate carcasses.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (de la basura) rescatar