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Noun
A person who is supported by or seeks support from another without making an adequate return
“… finally told the sponge to move out of their house and to get a job.”
Noun
Exfoliator or loofa
Noun
A mop for cleaning the bore of a cannon after a discharge
Noun
A type of light cake
Noun
A type of light cake
Noun
A person suffering from alcoholism
Noun
Scourer
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An idle, feckless, or disreputable person
Noun
A mechanism or means by which conception as a result of sexual intercourse can be prevented or made less likely
Noun
Drain on financial resources
Noun
One who learns quickly
Noun
A mixture of flour and water with a little yeast
Noun
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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Someone who digs or mines for gold
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An act of washing something or an instance of being washed
Noun
A soft, wet, shapeless mass of material
Verb
Wipe or clean with a wet sponge or cloth
“She sponged herself with the rag that accompanied her water-jug.”
Verb
To take advantage of the kindness of others
“The ground quickly sponged up the much-needed rain.”
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To carry hawks and other birds of prey
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To depend on financially
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Have a loan of
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To share in, or take the credit for, the accomplishments of someone else
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To swallow in liquid form
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Clean oneself with soap and water
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Consume
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To politely or formally ask for
Verb
To ask for and receive (charitable donations)
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