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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.
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.
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.
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 (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?
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.