mooch

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mooch / moōch/ • v. inf. 1. [tr.] ask for or obtain (something) without paying for it: a bunch of your friends will show up, mooching food | [intr.] I'm mooching off you all the time. 2. [intr.] (mooch around/about) loiter in a bored or listless manner: he didn't want them mooching around all day. • n. (also mooch·er) a beggar or scrounger: the mooch who got everything from his dad.