(US campus) to use any form of translation as an aid to work.
|inRemembrance of Amherst (1946) 153: Not one Psi U has yet carried in his book on conics; while the others are ponying most unmercifully .|
|College Words (rev. edn) 358: pony. To use a translation.|
|Four Years at Yale 46: Pony, [...] As a verb, to make use of such translations in reading out a lesson.|
|Student Sl. in Cohen (1997) 11: pony Same as ‘horse’ [...] To make use of illegitimate help, as by translations, keys, etc.|
|DA].Butte and Montana beneath the X-Ray 134: It were a hundred times better to teach the average boy how to build a fence, [...] dress a beef or re-sole a pair of shoes than to read Euripides or ‘pony’ his way through three or four years of Latin [|