sponge

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sponge is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
sponge

Plural
sponges

  1. (countable) A sponge is a soft thing with many holes that can keep much water in it. (One that grows in water, or one that is made by people and used for washing things.)
    Use the sponge to clean up the water.

Verb[change]

Plain form
sponge

Third-person singular
sponges

Past tense
sponged

Past participle
sponged

Present participle
sponging

  1. Sponge means to take advantage of someone's kindness