Synonyms for sponge

Synonyms for (noun) sponge

Synonyms: poriferan, parazoan, sponge

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

Similar words: invertebrate

Definition: any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification

Synonyms: leech, parasite, sponge, sponger

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

Similar words: follower

Definition: a person who accepts the leadership of another

Synonyms: sponge, quick study

Definition: someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily

Usage: she soaks up foreign languages like a sponge

Similar words: learner, scholar, assimilator

Definition: someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs

Synonyms: sponge

Definition: 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

Similar words: absorbent, absorbent material

Definition: a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance

Synonyms for (verb) sponge

Synonyms: sponge

Definition: gather sponges, in the ocean

Similar words: collect, pull together, garner, gather

Definition: assemble or get together

Usage: gather some stones; pull your thoughts together

Synonyms: sponge

Definition: wipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten

Similar words: pass over, wipe

Definition: rub with a circular motion

Usage: wipe the blackboard; He passed his hands over the soft cloth

Synonyms: sponge

Definition: soak up with a sponge

Similar words: wipe up, mop, mop up

Definition: to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop

Usage: Mop the hallway now; He mopped her forehead with a towel

Synonyms: sponge

Definition: erase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard

Similar words: erase, efface, wipe off, score out, rub out

Definition: remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing

Usage: Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!

Synonyms: cadge, bum, sponge, grub, mooch

Definition: ask for and get free; be a parasite

Similar words: obtain

Definition: come into possession of

Usage: How did you obtain the visa?

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