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freeload

[free-lohd, -lohd] /ˈfriˈloʊd, -ˌloʊd/
verb (used without object), Informal.
1.
to take advantage of others for free food, entertainment, etc.
verb (used with object)
2.
to get by freeloading:
He freeloaded several meals a week.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55, Americanism; back formation from freeloader (free + load + -er1)
Related forms
freeloader, noun
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Examples for freeload
  • Maybe you shouldn't be trying to freeload from an overturned tanker.
British Dictionary definitions for freeload

freeload

/ˈfriːˌləʊd/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (slang) to act as a freeloader; sponge
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Slang definitions & phrases for freeload

freeload

noun

: During the depression women free loads were rare

verb

To be fed, entertained, supported, etc, without charge; live parasitically; sponge: They will successfully free load the rest of their lives/ who gives freeloading off a famous father a bad name (1940s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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