Associations to the word «Sponge»
SPONGE, noun. (countable) Any of various marine invertebrates, mostly of the phylum Porifera, that have a porous skeleton often of silica.
SPONGE, noun. (countable) A piece of porous material used for washing (originally made from the invertebrates, now often made of plastic).
SPONGE, noun. (uncountable) A porous material such as sponges consist of.
SPONGE, noun. (informal) A heavy drinker.
SPONGE, noun. (countable) (uncountable) A type of light cake; sponge cake.
SPONGE, noun. (countable) (uncountable) (British) A type of steamed pudding.
SPONGE, noun. (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).
SPONGE, noun. (countable) A form of contraception that is inserted vaginally; a contraceptive sponge.
SPONGE, noun. Any spongelike substance.
SPONGE, noun. Dough before it is kneaded and formed into loaves, and after it is converted into a light, spongy mass by the agency of the yeast or leaven.
SPONGE, noun. Iron from the puddling furnace, in a pasty condition.
SPONGE, noun. Iron ore, in masses, reduced but not melted or worked.
SPONGE, noun. A mop for cleaning the bore of a cannon after a discharge. It consists of a cylinder of wood, covered with sheepskin with the wool on, or cloth with a heavy looped nap, and having a handle, or staff.
SPONGE, noun. The extremity, or point, of a horseshoe, answering to the heel.
SPONGE, verb. (intransitive) (slang) To take advantage of the kindness of others.
SPONGE, verb. (transitive) To get by imposition; to scrounge.
SPONGE, verb. (transitive) To deprive (somebody) of something by imposition.
SPONGE, verb. To clean, soak up, or dab with a sponge.
SPONGE, verb. To suck in, or imbibe, like a sponge.
SPONGE, verb. To wipe out with a sponge, as letters or writing; to efface; to destroy all trace of.
SPONGE, verb. (intransitive) To be converted, as dough, into a light, spongy mass by the agency of yeast or leaven.
SPONGE BAG, noun. (UK) A bag of toiletries.
SPONGE BAGS, noun. Plural of sponge bag
SPONGE BATH, noun. A type of bathing, usually conducted in hospitals, which involves washing someone with a sponge. Usually the person being washed is bed-ridden.
SPONGE BATHS, noun. Plural of sponge bath
SPONGE CAKE, noun. A light, soft, baked dessert (commonly layered with cream and jam) that is typically made with flour, sugar, baking powder and eggs.
SPONGE CAKES, noun. Plural of sponge cake
SPONGE DOWN, verb. To clean with a sponge
SPONGE DOWN, noun. A quick clean of something with a sponge.
SPONGE OUT, verb. To clean by using a sponge.
SPONGE OUT, verb. To remove something by using a sponge
SPONGE OUT, verb. To remove something (especially debts).
SPONGE ROLL, noun. Swiss roll
SPONGE, 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.
SPONGE, noun. Someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily; "she soaks up foreign languages like a sponge".
SPONGE, noun. A follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage.
SPONGE, noun. Primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies.
SPONGE, verb. Wipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten.
SPONGE, verb. Ask for and get free; be a parasite.
SPONGE, verb. Erase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard.
SPONGE, verb. Soak up with a sponge.
SPONGE, verb. Gather sponges, in the ocean.
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