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mooch

verb

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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

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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

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3 to move about from place to place aimlessly
  • kids on vacation mooching about the house and looking for something to do

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The first known use of mooch was in 1851

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“Mooch.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/mooch. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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