Cadge is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of cadge, followed by 40 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - obtain or seek to obtain by cadging or wheedling
EXAMPLES - Cadge in a Sentence
- And now he's going aboard to try and cadge Denby for a drink. (source)
- His method was to cadge a light from strangers, sometimes going without (source)
- He couldn't even cadge an invitation to the Illinois delegation's parties. (source)
- From not being supplied with these necessaries, I was constantly having to "cadge" (source)
- Some of those depicted in the film cadge a look, but are not given copies by Disney/ABC. (source)
- The end-days had been lean, with fewer places for Jeka or Kharl to cadge or buy food cheaply. (source)
- I don't know, but seeing him cadge some pills from a doctor Johanna Day is a scene he makes quietly moving. (source)
- And the commander in chief couldn't even cadge a half hour of prime time from anyone but CNN to protect himself. (source)
- If you can cadge an invite to the office party of the company where you want to work, you might get an inside scoop. (source)
- I reached Trikkala and managed to cadge a lift on a truck that was returning from the front with a cargo of the wounded. (source)
- For with no money and our pathetic supplies, he had to cadge our bed and board from friends and relatives along our route. (source)
- I now know this because Carlin spoke of appearing the following night, and we tried unsuccessfully to cadge tickets from him. (source)
- I managed, through my newspaper-critic connections, to cadge an invitation to the Jeopardy! contestant tryouts in San Francisco. (source)
- Drowning in the polls and worst of all, forced to cadge work from staffers the millionaire candidate can no longer afford to pay. (source)
- Beggars vary greatly, and there is a sharp social line between those who merely cadge and those who attempt to give some value for money. (source)
- Certainly, Lewinsky was smitten to the point of obsession, waiting for hours to cadge a quick hug across the rope line when the president passed by. (source)
- Had I seen Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser hanging out at the nearby bar trying to cadge a drink from the iron-faced barista, I wouldn't have been surprised. (source)
- To cadge an opening from NPR's 'This American Life,' the theme of this morning's top stories is bipartisanship -- whether the two parties like it or not. (source)
- Slowly the argument expanded to include the allegation that Polk had perpetrated his war solely to cadge southwestern territory from the hapless Mexicans. (source)
- Freshwater seems to have lied about a few things but has yet to cadge on to the fact that someone who professes his own faith his lawyer could be doing him wrong. (source)
- The first act has some plot -- Margaret gets fired and then bullies Mike into inviting her to his birthday party so she can try and cadge a job from one of his friends. (source)
- It was a long haul to Jerry Church's hockshop, but Snim had a gold and pearl pocket-pianino up there and he was hoping to cadge Church into advancing another sovereign on it. (source)
- Not surprisingly, politicians routinely cadge rides on company jets, and when they travel overseas on their fact-finding junkets they ride on military jets well cosseted by uniformed support. (source)
- Who knows why these differences turn up in the data, but no law of nature says every cultural subgroup must be equal in its determination to cadge every nickel of advantage in every transaction. (source)
- He was about thirty-five, thin and stoop-shouldered, and he was trying to persuade Dollinger to let him out of the room with the wheedling manner of a street beggar trying to cadge money for a drink. (source)
- Coals he could get from Hall, also occasional half-crowns; these sufficed to pay for his breakfast; a dinner he could generally "cadge," and if he failed to do so, he had long ago learnt to go without. (source)
- He showed up each day at the Library of Congress or Folger Shakespeare Library to conduct his research, then slipped away in the evening to cadge food from Capitol Hill cocktail receptions, striding in as if he were a congressman. (source)
- Loathed in the porn industry for aggressively reporting stories such as an HIV epidemic that has seen five stars test positive since January, Luke is forced to cadge a Sydney Morning Herald press pass to gain admittance to the conference. (source)
- To my immense relief, the big dog did not seem to notice George's throwdown and George soon grew bored and pranced off proudly to cadge treats from his usual vendors among the morning walkers, as if he knew he was the dog he was waiting for. (source)
- It was often the case when energy couldn't be filched from the city's power station or the train broke down due to the overload of escaping slaves wanting to cadge a safe ride out of the city, to begin the long journey back to the Motherland. (source)
- Malone, while he was running TCI, started another company in 1991, Liberty Media, which held the interests in programming companies that he had managed to cadge from producers during his negotiations with them for cable-distribution agreements. (source)
- A free spirit (the self-portrait dominating his work space shows him nude, his penis depicted in three dimensions), he saw his first skull when he tried to cadge free anatomy classes by studying the bodies at the Philadelphia medical examiner's office. (source)
- We knew we could cadge a few more details from the guests, once they'd recovered from a three-day weekend of festivities that didn't end until Sunday afternoon, with brunch for all 400 at a restored barn outside of Rhinebeck, N.Y. And how about those guests? (source)
- The third day being calm, at noon we struck sail, and let fall a cadge anchor to prove whether we could take any fish, being in latitude 54 degrees 30 minutes, in which place we found great abundance of cod, so that the hook was no sooner overboard but presently a fish was taken. (source)
- The move sent prices for cigarettes in New York City up to about $11 a pack, immediately creating an economic hardship for all of the Alex Balks in the region and making it necessary to present a credit history and proof of employment if you wanted to cadge a cigarette on the street. (source)
- There are at least two inches of snow on the London pavements and an army of stranded night owls trudging around Kings Cross, some wrapped in silver foil blankets having gone out for the night in T-shirts and trying to flag down cars, not specifically taxis, to try and cadge a lift home. (source)
- We can cadge twenty or thirty bucks off him-because, brother, I don't know if you noticed, but we don't have a crying dime between the two of us-but more important, we can get him to write us a really good hardboiled private eye, someone who looks like Bogart and kicks ass like Clint Eastwood. (source)
- Billi walked sedately and by themselves; grooms of the kennels led greyhounds on the leash; behind them, almost bursting with importance, came a Persian deftly carrying the cadge, which is a kind of padded stand upon which, hooded and fastened by leashes, the favourite birds are carried to and fro. (source)
- They preferred to go out generally without the falconer, a Dutchman, who had been taken into the service of Sir Nicholas thirty years before when things had been more prosperous; it was less embarrassing so; but they would have a lad to carry the "cadge," and a pony following them to carry the game. (source)
- I make my way into HBCS to spy a look at their call center, where telephone operator after telephone operator sits in a drably lit matrix of cubicles, trying to cadge money from sick people and their families in eight-hour shifts, expected by management to hit quotas, as one automated call after another rolls in. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 54.0, which suggests that "cadge" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 8 synonyms for cadge.
bum, hawk, huckster, mooch, panhandle, peddle, scrounge, sponge
We have 0 antonyms for cadge.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of cadge from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To beg or get by begging.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A circular frame on which cadgers carry hawks for sale.
- (verb) To beg.
- (verb) To obtain something by wit or guile; to convince someone to do something they might not normally do.
- (verb) To carry hawks and other birds of prey.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb) To carry, as a burden.
- (verb) To hawk or peddle, as fish, poultry, etc.
- (verb) To intrude or live on another meanly; to beg.
- (noun) A circular frame on which cadgers carry hawks for sale.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To bind; tie.
- (None) To bind the edge of.
- (None) To stuff or fill: as, to cadge the belly.
- (None) To stuff one's self at another's expense; sponge or live upon another.
- (None) To carry, especially to carry for sale; hawk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) obtain or seek to obtain by cadging or wheedling
- (verb) ask for and get free; be a parasite