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mooch

verb uk   us   /muːtʃ/

mooch verb (MOVE SLOWLY)

[I usually + adv/prep] informal to walk or act slowly and without much purpose: disapproving Stop mooching (about/around) in your room and do something useful!

mooch verb (GET)

[I or T] US slang to get something without paying or working for it, or to borrow something without intending to return it: You're old enough to get a job and stop mooching off your family. He mooched a ten off me, and I knew right then I'd never see it again.

mooch

noun [S] uk   us   /muːtʃ/ informal
a period of time spent walking around slowly and without much purpose: I'm going for a mooch round the shops (= to look at what is there, not to buy a particular thing).
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