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Synonyms and Antonyms of mooch

  1. 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 freeload, spongeRelated Words leech; beg; exploit, use

  2. 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> Synonyms lurk, sneak, mouse, pussyfoot, shirk, skulk, slide, slink, slip, snake, stealRelated Words crawl, creep, edge, inch, worm; ghost, pad, tiptoe

  3. 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, wander, ramble, range, roam, rove, traipseRelated Words amble, saunter, stroll; dawdle, mope; gypsy, hobo, tramp, vagabond; mill (about or around); straggle, stray

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