mooch


mooch

verb

Definition of MOOCH

1
to live by relying on someone else's generosity or hospitality without sharing in the cost or responsibility <he's always mooching off of his friends, even though he can easily pay his own way>
Synonyms mooch, sponge
Related Words leech; beg; exploit, use
2
to move about in a sly or secret manner <I suspect she's mooching around in the background and keeping an eye on us>
Related Words crawl, creep, edge, inch, worm; ghost, pad, tiptoe
3
to move about from place to place aimlessly <kids on vacation mooching about the house and looking for something to do>
Synonyms bat, cruise, drift, float, gad (about), gallivant (also galavant), kick around, knock (about), maunder, meander, mooch, ramble, range, roam, rove, traipse
Related Words amble, saunter, stroll; dawdle, mope; gypsy, hobo, tramp, vagabond; mill (about or around); straggle, stray

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