Definition of freeload
: to impose upon another's generosity or hospitality without sharing in the cost or responsibility involved : sponge
Examples of freeload in a Sentence
after college, he freeloaded off his parents for several years before finally moving out
Recent Examples of freeload from the Web
The left-field wall, part of Fenway’s original construction in 1912, was meant to prevent freeloading fans from viewing the action from Lansdowne Street.
What I did not read in their commentary is how the consumers of pharmaceuticals from rich, developed countries like Germany, the U.K., France, Canada and Japan continue to freeload off the U.S....
A freeloading fledging will wait by the beach for an adult to return from hunting, turn up their beaks, and shriek for food—a behavior learned as chicks.
NimbleBit, for example, goes to great pains to make its games accessible to paying and freeloading gamers alike.
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FREELOAD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of freeload for English Language Learners
: to get or ask for things (such as food, money, or a place to live) from people without paying for them
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