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scrounge

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to ask or ask for as charity

to make an earnest or urgent request

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call upon in supplication

make a solicitation or entreaty for something

dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted

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That should give their side the basis of a total which removes any chance of an England win and they did it without fuss or trouble, except for a couple of chances that went begging off Ashley Giles.
Yet Red Lobster, the seafood restaurant chain owned by General Mills, is begging off on the whole idea.
More than once, however, the candidates have been sent on their way, the editorial office door has been closed, and after the parties in question are safely out of earshot, the board has emitted a collective wail, with members alternately burying their heads in their hands or begging off the endorsement vote to attend some suddenly remembered important meeting elsewhere.
Begging off personal praise and trying to focus instead on the accomplishments of his program as a whole, the home-schooled Worcester activist has been involved with the work of Worcester Roots Project/Toxic Soil Busters, a youth-led cooperative that uses direct action to remove contamination by lead, other heavy metals and hydrocarbons from Worcester soils.
So far, Schwarzenegger has not seriously weighed in on the proposal, begging off to give his attention to passing a balanced spending plan by June 30.
Just about the only player to emerge from the debacle with his reputation enhanced was Freddie Flintoff, who kept running in when chances went begging off his bowling.