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Synonyms for sponge

sponge off someone

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Synonyms for sponge

one who depends on another for support without reciprocating

to take advantage of the generosity of others

Synonyms for sponge

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

someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily

a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage

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primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework

wipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten

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ask for and get free

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erase with a sponge

soak up with a sponge

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gather sponges, in the ocean

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Sea sponges are cigar- or balloon-shaped animals that sit on the seafloor.
In total 132 different types of sea sponge were found in Welsh waters during the project which ended in June.
The sea sponge version is washable and re-usable for about three months.
The special is hosted by Tom Kenny, a not-so-familiar face who does voices for ``The Powerpuff Girls,'' ``Dexter's Laboratory,'' ``Johnny Bravo'' and a certain sea sponge with a necktie on another network.
When damp, a small sea sponge will help give a soft, even finish to foundation.
Sponging is best done with a natural sea sponge which is dipped in emulsion and then patted gently on the wall.
Or peering over the shoulder of world-renowned marine scientists at the moment they discover a sea sponge containing a compound for new medicine that could slow the development of cancer.
It looks like a hairy golf ball or a white sea sponge.
Some new menu items include: Tomato Tartare with parmesan over-easy and tapenade powders; Pacific Yellowtail with soy-watermelon, sea sponge and fresh wasabi; Rougie Foie Gras with grapefruit-compari puree, parsnip and soy caramel; Pastrami Pigeon with rye infused jus, brussels-kraut and puffed gruyere cheese; Wagyu Short Rib with textures of broccoli, tamarind and horseradish styrofoam; and Miso Strawberry Shortcake with nitro frozen yogurt and tarragon-arugula.
The character-driven cartoon chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurable optimist and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends.
THIRTEEN of the UK's 30 newly-discovered species of sea sponge have been found in Welsh waters.
The company was founded in 1970 by entrepreneur Desmond Cook, who ran the business from his own garage with a natural sea sponge and buckets of foam.
SpongeBob Squarepants'' is a quirky cartoon about a sea sponge (shaped like a machine-made synthetic one) who lives happily in the Pacific beneath the Bikini Atoll, in a community called - what else?
To do this, dip a slightly damp sea sponge lightly into the glaze and dab off any excess on some scrap paper or kitchen towel, then apply the colour in a dabbing motion.
Halichondrin B is a substance identified in a black sea sponge that lives off the coast of Japan.