mooch

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mooch

 (mo͞och) Informal
v. mooched, mooch·ing, mooch·es
v.tr.
1. To obtain or try to obtain by begging; cadge. See Synonyms at cadge.
2. To steal; filch.
v.intr.
1. To get or try to get something free of charge; sponge: lived by mooching off friends.
2. To wander about aimlessly.
3. To skulk around; sneak.
n.
1. One who begs or cadges; a sponge.
2. A dupe, as in a confidence game.

[Middle English mowchen, probably from Old French muchier, to hide, skulk.]

mooch′er n.

mooch

(muːtʃ)
vb
1. (often foll by: around) to loiter or walk aimlessly
2. (intr) to behave in an apathetic way
3. (intr) to sneak or lurk; skulk
4. (tr) to cadge
5. (Law) (tr) chiefly US and Canadian to steal
[C17: perhaps from Old French muchier to skulk]
ˈmoocher n

mooch

(mutʃ) Slang. v.t.
1. to borrow without intending to return or repay; scrounge; cadge.
2. to steal.
v.i.
3. to sponge; cadge; scrounge.
4. to skulk or sneak.
5. to loiter or wander about.
n.
6. Also, mooch′er. a person who mooches.
[1845–55; earlier, to play truant; of uncertain orig.]

mooch


Past participle: mooched
Gerund: mooching

Imperative
mooch
mooch
Present
I mooch
you mooch
he/she/it mooches
we mooch
you mooch
they mooch
Preterite
I mooched
you mooched
he/she/it mooched
we mooched
you mooched
they mooched
Present Continuous
I am mooching
you are mooching
he/she/it is mooching
we are mooching
you are mooching
they are mooching
Present Perfect
I have mooched
you have mooched
he/she/it has mooched
we have mooched
you have mooched
they have mooched
Past Continuous
I was mooching
you were mooching
he/she/it was mooching
we were mooching
you were mooching
they were mooching
Past Perfect
I had mooched
you had mooched
he/she/it had mooched
we had mooched
you had mooched
they had mooched
Future
I will mooch
you will mooch
he/she/it will mooch
we will mooch
you will mooch
they will mooch
Future Perfect
I will have mooched
you will have mooched
he/she/it will have mooched
we will have mooched
you will have mooched
they will have mooched
Future Continuous
I will be mooching
you will be mooching
he/she/it will be mooching
we will be mooching
you will be mooching
they will be mooching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mooching
you have been mooching
he/she/it has been mooching
we have been mooching
you have been mooching
they have been mooching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mooching
you will have been mooching
he/she/it will have been mooching
we will have been mooching
you will have been mooching
they will have been mooching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mooching
you had been mooching
he/she/it had been mooching
we had been mooching
you had been mooching
they had been mooching
Conditional
I would mooch
you would mooch
he/she/it would mooch
we would mooch
you would mooch
they would mooch
Past Conditional
I would have mooched
you would have mooched
he/she/it would have mooched
we would have mooched
you would have mooched
they would have mooched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mooch - someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free)
beggar, mendicant - a pauper who lives by begging
schnorrer, shnorrer - (Yiddish) a scrounger who takes advantage of the generosity of others
Verb1.mooch - ask for and get free; be a parasite
obtain - come into possession of; "How did you obtain the visa?"
freeload - live off somebody's generosity; "This young man refuses to work and is freeloading"

mooch

verb
Slang. To ask or ask for as charity:
Informal: panhandle.
Translations
يَتَسَكَّعُ في الشَّوارِع
loudat seloudit
drivenasse
tarhál
nuviliotiprašinėtitrainiotis
blandities apkartdiedelet
vyžobrať
snylta
aylak aylak dolaşmakbeleşçilik etmek

mooch

[muːtʃ] VI to mooch about or around the shopspasear por las tiendas
to mooch about or around the housedar vueltas por la casa
to mooch alongandar arrastrando los pies

mooch

(inf)
vitigern (inf); I spent all day just mooching about (Brit) or around the houseich habe den ganzen Tag zu Hause herumgegammelt (inf)
vt (US inf) → abstauben (inf)

mooch

[muːtʃ] vi (fam) to mooch about or aroundbighellonare

mooch

(muːtʃ) verb
(slang).
1. to wander about (as if) without any purpose. There are no places of entertainment here, so they just mooch around at night.
2. (American) to get a drink, money etc by asking someone to give it to you without intending to return it; to sponge. He is always mooching cigarettes; She keeps mooching off her friends.
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