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sponge British & World English

A primitive sedentary aquatic invertebrate with a soft porous body that is typically supported by a framework of fibres or calcareous or glassy spicules. Sponges draw in a current of water to extract nutrients and oxygen

sponge English Thesaurus

a boy was sponging down the Daimler's windows

throw in the towel British & World English

(Of boxers or their seconds) throw a towel (or sponge) into the ring as a token of defeat

bath sponge British & World English

A marine sponge of warm waters, the fibrous skeleton of which is used as a sponge for washing

sponge bath British & World English

North American term for blanket bath.

sponge tree British & World English

Another term for opopanax111.

glass sponge British & World English

A deep-water sponge which has a skeleton of intricately shaped spines of silica that may fuse to form a filmy lattice with a glass-like appearance

sponge cloth British & World English

Soft, lightly woven cloth with a slightly wrinkled surface

sponge rubber British & World English

Rubber latex processed into a sponge-like substance

sponge pudding British & World English

A steamed or baked pudding of fat, flour, and eggs

Victoria sponge British & World English

A cake consisting of two layers of sponge made with additional fat and filled with jam

vegetable sponge British & World English

Another term for loofah.

sponge cake in sponge British & World English

A light cake made by beating eggs with sugar, flour, and usually butter or other fat

throw in the towel in throw British & World English

(Of boxers or their seconds) throw a towel (or sponge) into the ring as a token of defeat

sponge off/on in sponge English Thesaurus

she could not bear the thought of sponging on her parents