sponge

Part of speech: verb

To cleanse or absorb with a sponge.

Part of speech: verb

To get at another's expense.

Part of speech: verb

To depend meanly on another.

Part of speech: noun

A fixed marine animal with porous body or its skeleton of elastic fibers.

Part of speech: noun

Leavened dough.

Part of speech: noun

One who lives at the expense of another.

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Usage examples "sponge":

  1. That doesn't sound like you, sir; and I don't understand why you should chuck up the sponge so quickly. - "At Love's Cost", Charles Garvice.
  2. He was conducted that evening at bed- time into the ante- chamber, and as he was about to go to bed, the eldest came and brought him a cup of wine, but he had tied a sponge under his chin, and let the wine run down into it, without drinking a drop. - "Household Tales by Brothers Grimm", Grimm Brothers.
  3. I heard Mr Browning declare they were perfectly satisfied with their little house; that his brains, squeezed as dry as a sponge, were only ready for fresh air. - "Robert Browning", Edward Dowden.