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Synonyms for sponge

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  1. spongenoun


  2. spongeverb

    To take advantage of the kindness of others.

    He has been sponging off his friends for a month now.

    sea sponge, poriferan, bath sponge, blag

  3. spongenoun

    A piece of porous material used for washing (originally made from the invertebrates, now often made of plastic).

    blag, bath sponge

  4. spongenoun

    A type of light cake; sponge cake.

    sponge cake

  5. spongenoun

    A type of steamed pudding.

    sponge pudding

  6. spongenoun

    A person who takes advantage of the generosity of others (abstractly imagined to absorb or soak up the money or efforts of others like a sponge).

    freeloader, sponger

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sponge

    To clean is to make clean by removing dirt, impurities, or soil of any kind. Cleanse implies a worse condition to start from, and more to do, than clean. Hercules cleansed the Augean stables. Cleanse is especially applied to purifying processes where liquid is used, as in the flushing of a street, etc. We brush clothing if dusty, sponge it, or sponge it off, if soiled; or sponge off a spot. Furniture, books, etc., are dusted; floors are mopped or scrubbed; metallic utensils are scoured; a room is swept; soiled garments are washed; foul air or water is purified. Cleanse and purify are used extensively in a moral sense; wash in that sense is archaic. Compare AMEND.

    brush, clean, cleanse, disinfect, dust, lave, mop, purify, rinse, scour, scrub, sweep, wash, wipe

    befoul, besmear, besmirch, bespatter, contaminate, corrupt, debase, defile, deprave, pollute, soil, spoil, stain, sully, taint, vitiate

    Cleanse of or from physical or moral defilement; cleanse with an instrument; by an agent; the room was cleansed by the attendants with soap and water.

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  1. spongenoun

    a porous mass of interlacing fibers that forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used

    leech, parazoan, sponger, poriferan, quick study, parasite

  2. quick study, spongenoun

    someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily

    "she soaks up foreign languages like a sponge"

    leech, parazoan, sponger, poriferan, quick study, parasite

  3. leech, parasite, sponge, spongernoun

    a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage

    sponger, parasite, parazoan, hirudinean, leech, bloodsucker, quick study, poriferan

  4. sponge, poriferan, parazoanverb

    primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies

    leech, parazoan, sponger, poriferan, quick study, parasite

  5. spongeverb

    wipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten

    bum, grub, cadge, mooch

  6. mooch, bum, cadge, grub, spongeverb

    ask for and get free; be a parasite

    loaf, shnorr, arse around, cadge, frig around, schnorr, lounge around, arse about, waste one's time, loll around, bum around, scrounge, bum, lounge about, grub, loll, mooch, bum about

  7. spongeverb

    erase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard

    bum, grub, cadge, mooch

  8. spongeverb

    soak up with a sponge

    bum, grub, cadge, mooch

  9. spongeverb

    gather sponges, in the ocean

    bum, grub, cadge, mooch

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. spongeverb

    wipe (with a sponge), cleanse

  2. spongeverb

    dampen, wet

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. spongeverb

    imbibe, absorb, expunge, efface, erase, obliterate

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "sponge":

    sponges, towel, loofah, chameleon

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  1. Paul Millsap:

    Hes a sponge, he picks it up. He sees how people are playing him and guarding him and he makes the right play every time. Thats whats great about him he doesnt force anything. Everything is going to be the right play. Hes going to make the right reads. Hes like a quarterback out there.

  2. Chris Cabrera:

    It’s part of this culture, I think, where everyone’s just looking to get ahead so fast and so furiously that they forget to enjoy the ride, look for inflection points that they can improve their career, be a sponge, find mentors, things like that, we coach them to be patient, and we coach them that they’re winning, and we coach them to be a sponge and look for these inflections points.

  3. Cary Colón:

    As long as the softener is diluted with water and the sponge is fully squeezed it will not stain your clothing.

  4. Simon Allen:

    Foraging with a sponge is a time-consuming and largely solitary activity so it was long thought incompatible with the needs of male dolphins in Shark Bay - to invest time in forming close alliances with other males.

  5. Laurent Simons:

    They told us Laurent Simons is like a sponge.

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