freeload

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verb free·load \-ˌlōd\

Definition of freeload

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to impose upon another's generosity or hospitality without sharing in the cost or responsibility involved :  sponge

freeloader

noun

Examples of freeload in a sentence

  1. <after college, he freeloaded off his parents for several years before finally moving out>

Circa 1934

First Known Use of freeload

circa 1934


FREELOAD Defined for English Language Learners

freeload

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verb free·load \-ˌlōd\

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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