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bludge

goof off, avoid work; sponge
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bludge

(blʌdʒ)
vb
1. (when: intr, often foll by on) to scrounge from (someone)
2. (intr) to evade work
3. (intr) archaic to act as a pimp
n
a very easy task; undemanding employment
[C19: back formation from slang bludger pimp, from bludgeon]
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bludge


Past participle: bludged
Gerund: bludging

Imperative
bludge
bludge
Present
I bludge
you bludge
he/she/it bludges
we bludge
you bludge
they bludge
Preterite
I bludged
you bludged
he/she/it bludged
we bludged
you bludged
they bludged
Present Continuous
I am bludging
you are bludging
he/she/it is bludging
we are bludging
you are bludging
they are bludging
Present Perfect
I have bludged
you have bludged
he/she/it has bludged
we have bludged
you have bludged
they have bludged
Past Continuous
I was bludging
you were bludging
he/she/it was bludging
we were bludging
you were bludging
they were bludging
Past Perfect
I had bludged
you had bludged
he/she/it had bludged
we had bludged
you had bludged
they had bludged
Future
I will bludge
you will bludge
he/she/it will bludge
we will bludge
you will bludge
they will bludge
Future Perfect
I will have bludged
you will have bludged
he/she/it will have bludged
we will have bludged
you will have bludged
they will have bludged
Future Continuous
I will be bludging
you will be bludging
he/she/it will be bludging
we will be bludging
you will be bludging
they will be bludging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bludging
you have been bludging
he/she/it has been bludging
we have been bludging
you have been bludging
they have been bludging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bludging
you will have been bludging
he/she/it will have been bludging
we will have been bludging
you will have been bludging
they will have been bludging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bludging
you had been bludging
he/she/it had been bludging
we had been bludging
you had been bludging
they had been bludging
Conditional
I would bludge
you would bludge
he/she/it would bludge
we would bludge
you would bludge
they would bludge
Past Conditional
I would have bludged
you would have bludged
he/she/it would have bludged
we would have bludged
you would have bludged
they would have bludged
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bludge

verb (Austral. & N.Z. informal) slack, skive (Brit. informal), idle, shirk, gold-brick (U.S. slang), bob off (Brit. slang), scrimshank (Brit. military slang) He was sacked for bludging on the job.
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Personal utility value addresses how the career fits personal career goals and the perception of ease in the profession (bludging).
"I don't understand nowt what he says, like," says Scott, as actor Matt asks him difficult questions like "Are you bludging this arvo?" (Which translates as "are you being lazy this afternoon?" apparently).
He said Zammit "always had a passion for singing" and that one day when they were "bludging" at school she picked up her guitar and began playing the Facebook song to him.
This gave Rob a feeling of angry satisfaction 'Bludging over there while I'm working like hell', he thought.
So we have a choice: we can carry on celebrating individualism and self-sufficiency while bludging off women who provide unpaid care for others; or we can create a new system where care for others is deemed as important as paid work and people recognise their interdependence.
He seemed to sense that something more than bludging was involved.
I am grateful to a very dear friend, who happens to be a corporate lawyer, for the idea of 'atmosphere bludging' in the corporate box.
Allegations of Kiwi dole bludging and back-door leniency towards immigrants, refugees and asylum-seekers were raised sporadically, but all proved without substance, and the Howard and Clark governments periodically reaffirm the fundamental importance of the TTTA.
(1984) From Dole Bludging to Dole Pathology -- The Transformation of an Ideology, Special Report No.