[free-lohd, -lohd]
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.

1950–55, Americanism; back formation from freeloader (free + load + -er1)

freeloader, noun Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
freeload (ˈfriːˌləʊd)
slang (intr) to act as a freeloader; sponge

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Slang Dictionary

freeload definition

  1. in.
    to live off someone else; to eat and drink at someone else's expense; to live off someone else. : Don't come around here and expect to freeload.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
Maybe you shouldn't be trying to freeload from an overturned tanker.
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