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KK Pronunciation

〔 spʌndʒ 〕


〔 spʌndʒ 〕

Overview of noun sponge

The noun sponge has 4 senses

  • sponge -- (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)

  • quick study, sponge -- (someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily; "she soaks up foreign languages like a sponge")

  • leech, parasite, sponge, sponger -- (a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage)

  • sponge, poriferan, parazoan -- (primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies)

Overview of verb sponge

The verb sponge has 5 senses

  • sponge -- (wipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten)

  • mooch, bum, cadge, grub, sponge -- (ask for and get free; be a parasite)

  • sponge -- (erase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard)

  • sponge -- (soak up with a sponge)

  • sponge -- (gather sponges, in the ocean)