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couch surf

or couch-surf  (kouch′sûrf′)
intr.v. couch surfed, couch surf·ing, couch surfs or couch-surfed or couch-surf·ing or couch-surfs Slang
1. To stay as a guest at another's house or at various houses in succession, especially when sleeping on a sofa or on the floor.
2. To engage in sedentary activities such as watching television.

couch surfer, couch′-surf′er n.
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Corporations and individuals are making fortunes using the infrastructure while the work for the most vibrant sectors of the world economy is done by people who have to couch-surf because the benefits of their enormously valuable labour are too diffuse to give any government or corporation a funding incentive.
But the difference is I couch-surf to friends I know, or friends of friends.
Many women are homeless in that they live with violent partners whom they can not afford to leave, some are trapped by a pimp or a dealer, some couch-surf from one relative or friend to another, while others live in unsafe unhygienic buildings or abandoned cars (15).
The 65-year-old will be relying on public goodwill to provide him with a place to rest as he plans to couch-surf his way around Ireland.
For some people, homelessness means sleeping rough on our streets; others are forced to couch-surf in the living rooms of relatives and friends, while many homeless families cram into tiny hotel rooms, caravans or their cars as they struggle to put a roof over their heads.
Parts of the marathon trip will be done by plane and boat - when it is impossible for him to cycle - and he will sleep in a tent, or couch-surf if he can pick up accommodation for the night.
With the pair forced to couch-surf at separate addresses while looking for new digs, the film offers a heartbreaking look at a couple forced apart.
He said he has also been able to couch-surf with fellow classmates from Northeastern University.