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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
Noun
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 who is drunk or who habitually drinks to excess
Noun
Drain on financial resources
Noun
A mixture of flour and water with a little yeast
Noun
The act, or an instance of, wiping or rubbing
Noun
A mechanism or means by which conception as a result of sexual intercourse can be prevented or made less likely
Noun
A person with an ability to learn or pick up skills at a fast pace
Noun
An instance of washing something
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.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
To absorb, to soak up
Verb
To raise funds for a specified cause or purpose
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To depend on, financially or for one's livelihood
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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
Verb
Have a loan of
Verb
To politely or formally ask for
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