mooches

present tense third-person singular of mooch
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as in leeches
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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as in sneaks
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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“Mooches.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/mooches. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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