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  • nounmoocher
  • verbmooch

synonyms for sponge

  • parasite
  • bum
  • cadger
  • deadbeat
  • freeloader
  • hanger-on
  • leech
  • panhandler
  • scrounger
See also synonyms for: sponging
  • chisel
  • beg
  • scrounge
  • freeload
  • bum
  • cadge
  • panhandle
  • hustle
  • hit up
  • live off of
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How to use sponge in a sentence

Clean the skillet immediately after each use while it is still warm, by hand, using hot water and a sponge.
HINTS FROM HELOISE: SANITIZING AND DISINFECTING AREN’T THE SAME THINGHELOISE HELOISEOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
I then apply a base coat of paint using a makeup sponge — latex has been added to the paint to allow flexibility and avoid cracking — over the entire mask.
MAKING HALLOWEEN MASKS THAT DON’T SUCKEUGENE ROBINSONOCTOBER 16, 2020OZY
This design is great for those accustomed to using a sponge, and it’s still tough enough to clean even the toughest of surfaces—like the grill after a cookout, or the cast iron after a fish dry.
METAL SCRUBBERS TO KEEP YOUR CAST IRON SKILLET IN PRISTINE CONDITIONPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMSEPTEMBER 23, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Picture the technology as a sort of giant sponge inserted just below ground level.
A NORWEGIAN STARTUP IS TURNING DRY DESERTS INTO FERTILE CROPLANDVANESSA BATES RAMIREZAUGUST 19, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
They use sea sponges to protect their beaks while rooting for food on the seafloor.
DOLPHINS CAN LEARN FROM THEIR PEERS HOW TO USE SHELLS AS TOOLSJACK J. LEEAUGUST 6, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Aristide called on Madame Coquereau, who entertained him with sweet Frontignan wine, dry sponge cakes and conversation.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
There was set there a vessel full of vinegar: so they put a sponge full of the vinegar upon hyssop, and brought it to his mouth.
HIS LAST WEEKWILLIAM E. BARTON
One day she thought her papa's hat looked rough and rusty: so what did she do but wash it with a sponge wet in water.
THE NURSERY, JANUARY 1873, VOL. XIII.VARIOUS
After it is on the bottle, take some of the best sweet oil and with a clean sponge wet the lace thoroughly to the inmost folds.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
Finish them by dipping a sponge into a size, made by boiling isinglass in water, and rub the wrong side.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
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WORDS RELATED TO SPONGE

  • bath
  • clean
  • cleanse
  • dip
  • douse
  • dunk
  • flood
  • hose
  • imbathe
  • imbue
  • immerse
  • moisten
  • rinse
  • scour
  • scrub
  • shower
  • soak
  • soap
  • sponge
  • steep
  • submerge
  • suffuse
  • tub
  • water
  • wet
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