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     1. n. Éponge (animal).
     2. v. Éponger.
     3. v. Vivre aux dépens de, vivre aux crochets de, profiter (de).
           I swear I'm not sponging!
           Je te jure que je ne profite pas !
           She is sponging off the state.
           Elle vit aux crochets de l'État.
anglais > anglais
     1. n. Any of various marine invertebrates, mostly of the phylum Porifera, that have a porous skeleton often of silica.
     2. n. A piece of porous material used for washing (originally made from the invertebrates, now often made of plastic).
     3. n. A porous material such as sponges consist of.
     4. n. (informal) A heavy drinker.
     5. n. A type of light cake.
     6. n. (British) A type of steamed pudding.
     7. n. (slang) A person who takes advantage of the generosity of others (abstractly imagined to absorb or soak up the money or efforts of others like a sponge).
     8. n. A form of contraception that is inserted vaginally; a contraceptive sponge.
     9. n. Any sponge-like substance.
     10. n.          (baking) Dough before it is kneaded and formed into loaves, and after it is converted into a light, spongy mass by the agency of the yeast or leaven.
     11. n.          Iron from the puddling furnace, in a pasty condition.
     12. n.          Iron ore, in masses, reduced but not melted or worked.
     13. n. A mop for cleaning the bore of a cannon after a discharge. It consists of a cylinder of wood, covered with sheepskin with the wool on, or cloth with a heavy looped nap, and having a handle, or staff.
     14. n. The extremity, or point, of a horseshoe, corresponding to the heel.
     15. v. (intransitive, slang) To take advantage of the kindness of others.
           He has been sponging off his friends for a month now.
     16. v. To get by imposition; to scrounge.
           to sponge a breakfast
     17. v. To deprive (somebody) of something by imposition.
     18. v. To clean, soak up, or dab with a sponge.
     19. v. To suck in, or imbibe, like a sponge.
     20. v. To wipe out with a sponge, as letters or writing; to efface; to destroy all trace of.
     21. v. (intransitive, baking) To be converted, as dough, into a light, spongy mass by the agency of yeast or leaven.
français > anglais
     1. n. sponge (creature)
     2. n. sponge (tool for washing)


Exemples de phrases

You get everything you want being a sponge
I've found this scrubbing sponge thing that does a pretty good job. 
With my hands wrinkled and burnt from the water I continued until the sponge began to break apart, embedding pieces of itself in the carpet. 

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