Definitions

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  • v. to impose upon another for food and lodging.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To obtrude one's self on another for bed and board.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To obtrude one's self on another for bed and board; be an uninvited and unwelcome guest; sponge.

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Examples

  • When Charles V invades Italy, the powers that be sent Catherine to a convent where she is treated miserably, hair sorn, forced to pray all day, starved of food.

    Scandalous Women in Fiction: The Confessions of Catherine de Medici

  • D'ye think my maister can let the like o 'you sorn on him, week in, week oot, like a mawk on a sheep's hurdie?

    The Lilac Sunbonnet

  • But there's a pack of rascals 'ill sorn on their father as lang as he's livin', and they

    Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush

  • Kaatiee wrote: "hey love; we just heard what happened from your dad. rest in peace (L) never forget the brill days at sorn primary! love katie and sam."

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  • If I had the twa tawpies that sorn upon the honest man ae week under my drilling, I think I wad show them how to sort a lodging!”

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • -- If I had the twa tawpies that sorn upon the honest man ae week under my drilling, I think I wad show them how to sort a lodging! "

    St. Ronan's Well

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