- to take advantage of others for free food, entertainment, etc.
- to get by freeloading: He freeloaded several meals a week.
Origin of freeload
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Examples from the Web for freeload
Hordes of relatives and political favor seekers were in mortal peril if they arrived to freeload after dark.Washington Was Broke? Why Founding Fathers Were Strapped for Cash
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He found himself breathing heavily, despite the freeload conditions.Tight Squeeze
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- (intr) slang to act as a freeloader; sponge
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