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sponge

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sponge

  1. a person who is supported by or seeks support from another without making an adequate return <finally told the sponge to move out of their house and to get a job> Synonyms bloodsucker, freeloader, free rider, hanger-on, moocher, parasite, leech, spongerRelated Words dependent; deadbeat, idler; flunky (also flunkey or flunkie), henchman, lackey, satellite, stooge, sycophant, toady, yes-man; cheapskate, miser, niggard, piker, scrooge, skinflint, tightwadNear Antonyms benefactor, philanthropist, supporter




sponge

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sponge

  1. 1 to take in (something liquid) through small openings <the ground quickly sponged up the much-needed rain> Synonyms drink, imbibe, soak (up), absorb, suck (up), take upRelated Words gulp, guzzle, quaff, sip, slurp, swallow, swig, swill

  2. 2 to live by relying on someone else's generosity or hospitality without sharing in the cost or responsibility <she's been sponging off of her friends while she tries to land an entry-level job on Wall Street> Synonyms mooch, freeloadRelated Words leech; beg; exploit, use




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