freeload
intransitive verb Date: circa 1934 to impose upon another's generosity or hospitality without sharing in the cost or responsibility involved ; spongefreeloader noun

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  • freeload — free•load [[t]ˈfriˈloʊd, ˌloʊd[/t]] inf v.i. 1) cvb inf to take advantage of the generosity of others without offering to help financially 2) cvb inf to get by freeloading: to freeload meals[/ex] • Etymology: 1950–55, amer.; back formation from… …   From formal English to slang

  • freeload — in. to sponge off someone else; to eat and drink at someone else’s expense; to live off someone else. □ Don’t come around here and expect to freeload. □ My brother in law has been freeloading at our house for months …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • freeload — freeloader ► NOUN informal ▪ a person who takes advantage of others generosity without giving anything in return. DERIVATIVES freeload verb …   English terms dictionary

  • freeload — {v.} To have oneself supported in terms of food and housing at someone else s expense. * /When are you guys going to stop freeloading and do some work?/ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • freeload — {v.} To have oneself supported in terms of food and housing at someone else s expense. * /When are you guys going to stop freeloading and do some work?/ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • freeload — freeloader, n. /free lohd , lohd /, v.i. Informal. 1. to take advantage of others for free food, entertainment, etc. v.t. 2. to get by freeloading: He freeloaded several meals a week. [1950 55, Amer; back formation from freeloader (FREE + LOAD +… …   Universalium

  • freeload — verb To live off the generosity or hospitality of others …   Wiktionary

  • freeload — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb Slang. To take advantage of the generosity of others: leech. Informal: sponge. See DEPENDENCE …   English dictionary for students

  • freeload — v To have oneself supported in terms of food and housing at someone else s expense. When are you guys going to stop freeloading and do some work? …   Словарь американских идиом

  • freeload — v. live off of other people s money, be a parasite (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

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