mooch


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mooch off (of) (someone or something)

To ask for or obtain (something) through the charity of someone or something; to sponge off someone or something else. My brother has been mooching off me and my wife ever since he lost his job. You can't expect to get very far in life just by mooching off of the success of other people.
See also: mooch, off

mooch about (somewhere)

To waste time or loiter (somewhere); to spend time (somewhere) idly or listlessly. Primarily heard in UK. I got off work a little early, so I'm just going to mooch about in the city centre for a bit before I head home. John's taken to mooching about his flat all day long ever since he lost his job.
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mooch around (somewhere)

To waste time or loiter (somewhere); to spend time (somewhere) idly or listlessly. Primarily heard in UK. I got off work a little early, so I'm just going to mooch around in the city centre for a bit before I head home. John's taken to mooching around his flat all day long ever since he lost his job.
See also: around, mooch

mooch (something) from someone

to beg something from someone. Can I mooch a match from you? Go mooch some money from Fred. Why do you always mooch from people?
See also: mooch

mooch

(mutʃ)
1. tv. & in. to beg for money, liquor, or drugs in public places. No mooching around here! Move along!
2. n. a beggar. I don’t want to be a mooch, but could I borrow your lawn mower?
3. n. narcotics. (see also hooch.) He’s gonna have to work hard to get off the mooch.
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He said he was feeding Mooch as his sister walked in the kitchen and when he turned his back for a second, he heard her scream and saw the dog "latched on" to her face.
Mooch is just your Average Joe, except that he has this uncanny habit of landing himself in awkward situations that most of you would identify with u and most certainly laugh at.
Mooch said: "My wife is concerned a World Series win will change me, but I know it won't.
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Tapped for the G-FORCE are guinea pigs Darwin (voice of SAM ROCKWELL), the squad leader determined to succeed at all costs; Blaster (voice of TRACY MORGAN), an outrageous weapons expert with tons of attitude and a love for all things extreme; and Juarez (voice of PENELOPE CRUZ), a sexy martial arts pro; plus the literal fly-on-the-wall reconnaissance expert, Mooch, and a star-nosed mole, Speckles (voice of NICOLAS CAGE), the computer and information specialist.
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Chlo is believed to have enjoyed a mooch around a few shops including Little Red Vintage before her coffee break.
KARACHI, May 22, 2010 (Frontier Star): The funeral prayers of Idi Ameen, who was coordinator of MPA, PPPP and chairman standing committee interior, Abdul Qadir Patel, and a PPPP activist Abdul Ghani Bachani who was killed in one of the incidents of target killings of Karachi, was held here in Sajjan Kot, while the burial took place in Mooch Goth graveyard.
Mooch has made many contributions to the company over 34 years and this is just another example of his commitment to our company.
Technical support comes courtesy of surveillance fly Mooch and computer expert mole Speckles (Nicolas Cage).
It's in these puzzle sections that Darwin's mosquito chum Mooch comes into play.
The 3D isn't overused, but there is a terrific sequence which trails Mooch as he swoops through the pet store, darting through the snapping jaws of some Venus Fly Traps.
One expects that they are pretty close to the mark as the whole project has been masterminded by Colin Graham, managing director of Birmingham-based Mooch, a well known name in the interior design scene.
So if you have to mooch about heavy showers forecast, a stylish new umbrella is always a good buy.
Plenty of people I know are convinced Mooch Blair is being protected because he is a police informer.