to take advantage of others for free food, entertainment, etc.
to get by freeloading: He freeloaded several meals a week.
- freeloader, noun
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How to use freeload in a sentence
The implication is that the benefit has allowed those who worked in restaurants before the pandemic and were thrown out of work to basically freeload on federal assistance even though businesses are reopening across the country.Those $300 pandemic checks aren’t the only reason restaurant employees might not want to go back to work | Micheline Maynard | May 31, 2021 | Washington Post
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
He found himself breathing heavily, despite the freeload conditions.Tight Squeeze | Dean Charles Ing
British Dictionary definitions for freeload
(intr) slang to act as a freeloader; sponge
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