sponge from

sponge something from someone

to beg or borrow money or food from someone. Gary tried to sponge a few bucks from me. I can't continue sponging food from my relatives.
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sponge something from something

to remove moisture from something, as with a sponge. Liz sponged the sauce from her blouse. We gently sponged the splattered paint from the carpet.
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Measurement of stable isotope ratios from sponge tissues is an elegant tool for assessing the relative contributions made to the sponge from a variety of dietary sources.
Last, people should be careful when removing the sponge from the microwave, as it will be hot.
And fishing the remote from under the couch cushions rarely involves a six-figure settlement the way fishing the sponge from its peritoneal hiding spot can.
It is important to note that the second sample tested also produced the highest content of Pd in the sponge from the matte portion.
The company bought the rights to the sponge from American Home Products, which owns Whitehall-Robins, the company that produced the Today sponge until January 1995, when it withdrew the product from the market after the water used in the manufacturing process was found to be contaminated with bacteria.
NILES, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 26, 1996--RMI Titanium Company (NYSE; RTI) announced today that the Department of Commerce has released its preliminary findings in a review undertaken at the request of RMI and others regarding an existing anti-dumping order on titanium sponge from Russia.