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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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