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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.
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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.
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mooch (something) from

To ask for or obtain something through the charity of someone else; to sponge something off someone. I barely had any money while was in college, so I got most of my meals during the day by mooching food from my friends. You'll never learn how to be independent if you're always mooching from your parents.
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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?
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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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Once consumers succumb to a fraudulent offer, their names are put on a mooch list so that telemarketers can "reload," or target them again.
And since they're happy to mooch off humans, such adaptable critters are also likely to live where we do--in other words, to become pests.
Deftly accompanied by Neil Swainson on bass--the 72-year-old blending effortlessly with a musician four decades his junior--Shearing swings through Rodgers and Hart's "Isn't It Romantic," Hoagy Carmichael's "Memphis in June," and Charlie Parker's bebop "Moose the Mooch" with equal facility, throwing in a handful of lesser-known works that show off his own versatility and Swainson's ability to make a bass do everything but talk.
The New Yorker, 54, also known as "The Mooch", is lined up to appear on RTE's Ray D'Arcy show on Saturday night.
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"Young people are, unsurprisingly, the biggest offenders: 69% of people aged 13-17 mooch off someone else's account, and 50% of 18-24-year-olds are moochers."
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