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Sponge Definition

Noun: sponge  spúnj

  1. A piece of soft and porous absorbent material used for washing, absorbing liquids, etc.
    "get a sponge to wipe off the liquid"
     
  2. Someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily
    "she soaks up foreign languages like a sponge";
    - quick study
     
  3. A follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
    - leech, parasite, sponger
     
  4. Primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies
    - poriferan, parazoan
     
  5. A person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)
    - drinker, imbiber, toper, juicer, soak
Verb: sponge  spúnj
  1. Wipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten
     
  2. Ask for and get free; be a parasite
    - mooch [N. Amer], bum, cadge, grub, bludge [Austral, NZ]
     
  3. Erase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard
     
  4. Soak up with a sponge
     
  5. Gather sponges, in the ocean

See also:
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spongy

Anagrams created from the word sponge

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