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1. sponge

verb. ['ˈspʌndʒ'] wipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten.

Synonyms

  • wipe

Antonyms

  • bellwether
  • misleader

Etymology

  • spunge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spongia (Latin)

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Rhymes with Sponge

  • expunge
  • plunge
  • grunge
  • younge
  • runge
  • lunge
  • bunge

Sentences with sponge


1. Noun, singular or mass
Dip the sponge into the water and wring it out.

Quotes about sponge


1. Do you remember back at the hotel when you promised that if we lived, you’d get dressed up in a nurse’s outfit and give me a sponge bath?"asked Jace."It was Simon who promised you the sponge bath.""As soon as I’m back on my feet, handsome,"said Simon."I knew we should have left you a rat.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

2. A squeegee is a sponge on a stick, and if there is a tangible item that’s more romantic, I don’t know what it is. Never go on a first date without one.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

3. Tears upon the dry sponge of heartdo not prove I am Promethean.
- Adrian C. Louis, Fire Water World: Poems

2. sponge

noun. ['ˈspʌndʒ'] 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.

Synonyms

  • absorbent material

Antonyms

  • attend to
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • spunge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spongia (Latin)

3. sponge

noun. ['ˈspʌndʒ'] a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage.

Synonyms

  • follower
  • parasite
  • leech

Antonyms

  • focus
  • add
  • record
  • host

Etymology

  • spunge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spongia (Latin)

4. sponge

noun. ['ˈspʌndʒ'] primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies.

Synonyms

  • glass sponge
  • invertebrate
  • phylum Porifera
  • poriferan
  • parazoan

Antonyms

  • worker
  • work
  • superior
  • stay

Etymology

  • spunge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spongia (Latin)

5. sponge

noun. ['ˈspʌndʒ'] someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily.

Synonyms

  • learner
  • assimilator
  • scholar

Antonyms

  • give
  • undue
  • diverge
  • decrease

Etymology

  • spunge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spongia (Latin)

6. sponge

verb. ['ˈspʌndʒ'] gather sponges, in the ocean.

Synonyms

  • gather
  • garner
  • pull together

Antonyms

  • nonabsorbent
  • nonabsorbency
  • commander
  • someone

Etymology

  • spunge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spongia (Latin)

7. sponge

verb. ['ˈspʌndʒ'] soak up with a sponge.

Synonyms

  • mop
  • mop up

Antonyms

  • patrician
  • model
  • inspirer

Etymology

  • spunge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spongia (Latin)

8. sponge

verb. ['ˈspʌndʒ'] erase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard.

Synonyms

  • score out
  • erase
  • wipe off
  • rub out

Antonyms

  • galvaniser
  • headman
  • hero
  • pol

Etymology

  • spunge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spongia (Latin)

9. sponge

verb. ['ˈspʌndʒ'] ask for and get free; be a parasite.

Synonyms

  • grub
  • bum
  • cadge
  • mooch
  • obtain

Antonyms

  • superordinate
  • scoutmaster
  • chief
  • political leader

Etymology

  • spunge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spongia (Latin)
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