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1 sponge /ˈspʌnʤ/ noun
plural sponges
1 sponge
/ˈspʌnʤ/
noun
plural sponges
Learner's definition of SPONGE
[count] : a piece of light natural or artificial material that becomes soft when it is wet, is able to take in and hold liquid, and is used for washing or cleaning sometimes used figuratively
see picture at kitchen
[count] : a type of sea animal from which natural sponges are made
[count] informal + disapproving : someone who gets something from someone else without doing or paying anything in return : sponger
[count] : a device like a sponge that is used by women to prevent pregnancy
2 sponge /ˈspʌnʤ/ verb
sponges; sponged; sponging
2 sponge
/ˈspʌnʤ/
verb
sponges; sponged; sponging
Learner's definition of SPONGE
[+ object]
: to clean or wipe (something) with a sponge
: to put (paint) on a surface with a sponge
informal + disapproving : to get money, food, etc., from (someone) without doing or paying anything in return
[+ object]
[no object]
often + off
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