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English Dictionary: sponged by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sponge \Sponge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sponged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Sponging}.]
      1. To cleanse or wipe with a sponge; as, to sponge a slate or
            a cannon; to wet with a sponge; as, to sponge cloth.
  
      2. To wipe out with a sponge, as letters or writing; to
            efface; to destroy all trace of. --Hooker.
  
      3. Fig.: To deprive of something by imposition. [bd]How came
            such multitudes of our nation . . . to be sponged of their
            plate and their money?[b8] --South.
  
      4. Fig.: To get by imposition or mean arts without cost; as,
            to sponge a breakfast. --Swift.
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