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phrasal verb [transitive] informal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theysponge off
he/she/itsponges off
present participlesponging off
past tensesponged off
past participlesponged off
  1. sponge off someone to ask for money and other things from someone such as a friend or relative and make no effort to give them anything or to pay for anything yourself
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