[ free-lohd, -lohd ]
/ ˈfriˈloʊd, -ˌloʊd /
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verb (used without object) Informal.
to take advantage of others for free food, entertainment, etc.
verb (used with object)
to get by freeloading: He freeloaded several meals a week.
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OTHER WORDS FROM freeloadfreeloader, noun
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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|Willard Sterne Randall|February 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He found himself breathing heavily, despite the freeload conditions.Tight Squeeze|Dean Charles Ing
British Dictionary definitions for freeload
/ (ˈfriːˌləʊd) /
(intr) slang to act as a freeloader; sponge
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