free riding


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free riding

or free·rid·ing  (frē′rī′dĭng)
n.
1. The act of taking credit or deriving other benefit from the efforts or contributions of others.
2. The sport of mountain biking, snowboarding, or skiing that combines multiple styles and terrains.

free′-ride′ adj. & v.
free rider n.
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