Complete Definition of "sponge"

English
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Pronunciation
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Noun
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  1. countable Any of various marine invertebrates, mostly of the phylum Porifera, that have a porous skeleton often of silica
  2. countable A piece of porous material used for washing (originally made from the invertebrates, now often made of plastic)
  3. uncountable A porous material such as sponges consist of
  4. informal A heavy drinker
  5. countable|uncountable A light cake
  6. countable|uncountable|UK A type of steamed pudding
  7. slang A person who takes advantage of the generosity of others (abstractly imagined to absorb or soak up the money or efforts of others like a sponge)

Synonyms
(1) sea sponge
(2) sponge bath
(4) sponge cake
(5) sponge pudding

Derived terms
sea sponge
spongey
sponge cake

See also
foam

Translations
trans-top|marine invertebrate with a porous skeleton
Arabic: ARchar|اسÙÙج ('isfanj)
Bosnian: spužva f
Chinese: 海綿, 海绵
Croatian: spužva f
Dutch: spons f
Esperanto: spongo
French: éponge f
Finnish: pesusieni
German: Schwamm m
Greek (Modern): ÏÏοÏγγάÏι n
Greek (Ancient): ÏÏÏÎ³Î³Î¿Ï m (spóngos)
Hebrew: סְפ×Ö¹× m (sfog)
Icelandic: svampur m
Italian: spugna f
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Japanese: 海綿 (ãããã, kaimen)
Korean: ê°¯ì
Latin: spognia f
Persian: FAchar|اسÙÙج (esfanj)
Polish: gÄbka f
Portuguese: esponja f
Russian: гÑбка f (gubka)
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: ÑпÑжва f
:Roman: spužva f
Spanish: esponja f
Telugu: à°¸à±à°ªà°¾à°à°à°¿ (spaaMji)
Urdu: URchar|اسÙÙج (isfanj)
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trans-top|piece of porous material used for washing
Czech: houba f
French: éponge f
Icelandic: svampur m
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Italian: spugna f
Japanese: ã¹ãã³ã¸ (suponji)
Serbian: sunÄer
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Verb
en-verb|spong|ing

  1. slang To take advantage of the kindness of others.

#: He has been sponging off his friends for a month now.

  1. To clean, soak up, or dab with a sponge.

Synonyms
blag

Translations
trans-top|To take advantage of others
German: schnorren
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Spanish: cafichear, gorronear
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