sponge on

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Related to sponge on: sponge off
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Verb1.sponge on - apply with a sponge; "The painter sponged on his washes"
apply, put on - apply to a surface; "She applied paint to the back of the house"; "Put on make-up!"
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I returned, sought the sponge on the washstand, the salts in my drawer, and once more retraced my steps.