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Noun
A piece of porous material used for washing or cleaning
“If you're not sure whether your curtain will survive washing, clean it with a sponge and cleanser, and then rinse it in water with a soda solution.”
Noun
Any of various marine invertebrates
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One who habitually relies on or exploits others while giving nothing in return
“Homer eventually determined that Otto was a parasitic sponge whom he wanted out of his house at once.”
Noun
A type of light cake or pudding
“If you are really pushed for time, you could buy a sponge from the bakery and coat it with some icing yourself.”
Noun
A person suffering from alcoholism
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Drain on financial resources
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One who learns quickly
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A mixture of flour and water with a little yeast
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A piece of cloth for cleaning or covering something, e.g. a dishcloth or a tablecloth
Noun
A thorough cleaning or inspection
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A mechanism or means by which conception as a result of sexual intercourse can be prevented or made less likely
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Someone who digs or mines for gold
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An instance of washing something
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A soft, wet, shapeless mass of material
Verb
To clean with a wet sponge or cloth
“She then proceeded to sponge herself with the rag that accompanied her water-jug.”
Verb
To wipe or scrub with a wet sponge or cloth
Sponge the surface dry with a towel.”
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To absorb or soak up a liquid
“The bricks were so porous that they would sponge up the water and create dampness in the interior.”
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To take advantage of the kindness or generosity of others
“Too many people either sponge off her generosity, or see her as an opportunity for their own benefit.”
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To absorb, to soak up
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To depend on financially
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To consume a liquid
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To share in, or take the credit for, the accomplishments of someone else
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Have a loan of
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To ask for and receive (charitable donations)
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To politely or formally ask for
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