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English definition of “sponge”

sponge

verb [I/T] (GET MONEY)   /spʌndʒ/
to get money, food, or other needs from other people rather than by taking care of yourself, or to live by getting help from other people: [I] He’s been sponging off her for years.
(Definition of sponge verb (GET MONEY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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