mooch Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “mooch” in the English Dictionary

"mooch" in British English

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uk   us   /muːtʃ/

mooch verb (MOVE SLOWLY)

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

mooch verb (GET)

[I or T] US slang to ​borrow from ​people or ​ask them to give you things without ​paying for them or ​intending to ​return them: You're ​old enough to get a ​job and ​stop mooching offyourfamily. He mooched a few ​beers from me as we ​watched the ​game.

moochnoun [S]

uk   us   /muːtʃ/ UK informal
a ​period of ​timespentwalking 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).
(Definition of mooch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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