verb (T) slang to ask someone for something such as money, food, or cigarettes bum around phrasal verb slang
1 also bum about (I) to spend time lazily doing nothing
2 (transitive bum around something) to travel around in an unplanned way living very cheaply: a year bumming around Australia
3 adjective (only before noun) slang bad and useless: It must be a bum copy. It sounds terrible!

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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