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mooch

verb uk   /muːtʃ/ us  

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   /muːtʃ/ informal us  
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).
Translations of “mooch”
in Spanish dar vueltas, deambular, gorrear…
in French traînasser, vivre en parasite…
in German herumhängen, schnorren…
in Chinese (Traditional) 移動, 閒逛,漫步…
in Chinese (Simplified) 移动, 闲逛,漫步…
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