sponge off - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] informal
present tense
I/you/we/theysponge off
he/she/itsponges off
present participlesponging off
past tensesponged off
past participlesponged off
  1. sponge off someone to ask for money and other things from someone such as a friend or relative and make no effort to give them anything or to pay for anything yourself
See also main entry: sponge