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The context of this question is as followed: I was in a meeting where two people had placed a bet on the outcome of an event. The deal was that the loser would buy the winner a drink. As they were discussing the possibilities of different outcomes, one said to another "don't worry I am only trying to ..... a drink from you. I didn't know what the meaning of that word so I quickly googled it but didn't write down its definition. Does anyone here know what word best describes the act of getting someone buy you/treat you to a drink/meal etc.?

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How about this one? This one seems quite popular.

"don't worry I am only trying to mooch a drink off you".

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Thanks to Rista suggestion, I checked the thesaurus for similar words to mooch where I came across the word I was searching.

The word was Scrounge.

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