"sponge" Definition

  1. “to throw up the SPONGE,” to submit, to give over the struggle,—from the practice of throwing up the SPONGE used to cleanse a combatant’s face at a prize-fight, as a signal that the side on which that particular SPONGE has been used has had enough—that the SPONGE is no longer required.

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Position in the dictionary: 3375 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: spoon, spooney, spoons, sport, sporting door, spot, spotted, spout, sprat, spread
Previous words in the dictionary: spoffy, splodger, split up, split, splice the main brace, splice, splendiferous, splash, spitfire, spitalfields’ breakfast.

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