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Verb: mooch  mooch
Usage: informal
  1. [N. Amer, informal] Ask for and get free; be a parasite
    - bum [informal], cadge [informal], grub [informal], sponge [informal], bludge [Austral, NZ, informal], sponge off [informal]
     
  2. [Brit, informal] Spend time in one place doing little or wasting time
    "The high school students like to mooch in the Central Square";
    - loiter, lounge, footle [informal], lollygag [N. Amer, informal], loaf [informal], lallygag [N. Amer, informal], hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill about, mill around, dilly-dally [informal], dillydally [informal]
Noun: mooch  mooch
Usage: N. Amer, informal
  1. Someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free)
    - moocher, cadger, scrounger, bludger [Austral, NZ, informal]

Derived forms: mooched, mooching, mooches

Type of: be, beggar, mendicant, obtain

Encyclopedia: Mooch