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sponges

noun
plural of sponge

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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sponges

verb
present tense third-person singular of sponge

Synonyms of sponges (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to take in (something liquid) through small openings
  • the ground quickly sponged up the much-needed rain

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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

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“Sponges.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sponges. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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