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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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