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sponge

sponge - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sponge

Definition
(noun) 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
Definition
(noun) someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily
Synonyms : quick study
Example Sentence
  • she soaks up foreign languages like a sponge

Definition
(noun) a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
Synonyms : leech , parasite , sponger

Definition
(noun) primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies
Synonyms : parazoan , poriferan

Definition
(verb) wipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten
Definition
(verb) ask for and get free; be a parasite
Synonyms : bum , cadge , grub , mooch

Definition
(verb) erase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard
Definition
(verb) soak up with a sponge
Definition
(verb) gather sponges, in the ocean

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