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Cadge   Listen

(past & past part. cadged; pres. part. cadging)
Ask for and get free; be a parasite.  Synonyms: bum, grub, mooch, sponge.
Obtain or seek to obtain by cadging or wheedling.  Synonyms: schnorr, scrounge, shnorr.

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"Cadge" Quotes from Famous Books

... a change of clothes, and clean linen troubled him only slightly. Now almost every want seemed provided for. Coals he could get from Hall, also occasional half-crowns; these sufficed to pay for his breakfast; a dinner he could generally "cadge," and if he failed to do so, he had long ago learnt to go without. It was hard not to admire his gentleness, his patience and forbearance. If you refused to lend him money he showed no faintest trace of anger. Hall's friends were therefore delighted that the chambers opposite ...
— Mike Fletcher - A Novel • George (George Augustus) Moore

... Shelton was tired, and it annoyed him very much that his companion, who was also tired, should grow more cheerful. His thoughts kept harping upon Ferrand: "This must be something like what he described to me, tramping on and on when you're dead-beat, until you can cadge up supper and a bed." And sulkily he kept on ploughing through the mud with glances at the exasperating Crocker, who had skinned one heel and was limping horribly. It suddenly came home to him that life for three ...
— Forsyte Saga • John Galsworthy

... for squalls. All off for a drink. Arm in arm. Lenehan's yachting cap on the cadge beyond. Usual blarney. Wonder is that young Dedalus the moving spirit. Has a good pair of boots on him today. Last time I saw him he had his heels on view. Been walking in muck somewhere. Careless chap. What was ...
— Ulysses • James Joyce

Words linked to "Cadge" :   freeload, beg, obtain

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