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Another word for sponge

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Noun
  1. One who depends on another for support without reciprocating

      1. a person who habitually imposes on others for free food, lodging, etc.; sponger
      1. An organism that lives and feeds on or in an organism of a different species and causes harm to its host.
      2. One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.
      3. One who lives off and flatters the rich; a sycophant.
      1. Any of various chiefly aquatic carnivorous or bloodsucking annelid worms of the class (or subclass) Hirudinea, of which one species (Hirudo medicinalis) was formerly widely used by physicians for therapeutic bloodletting.
      2. One that preys on or clings to another; a parasite.
      3. A physician.
      1. A person who spends time in the company of another person or of a group out of admiration or for personal gain.
      1. An animal, such as a leech, that sucks blood.
      2. An extortionist or a blackmailer.
      3. A person who is intrusively or overly dependent upon another; a parasite.
    See also:

    dependence

  2. A person who is habitually drunk

    See also:

    drugs

Verb
  1. To take advantage of the generosity of others

      1. To take advantage of the charity, generosity, or hospitality of others.
      1. Any of various chiefly aquatic carnivorous or bloodsucking annelid worms of the class (or subclass) Hirudinea, of which one species (Hirudo medicinalis) was formerly widely used by physicians for therapeutic bloodletting.
      2. One that preys on or clings to another; a parasite.
      3. A physician.
    See also:

    dependence

Another word for sponge

Verb
  1. Clean

      1. To cleanse, using water or other liquid, usually with soap, detergent, or bleach, by immersing, dipping, rubbing, or scrubbing:
      2. To soak, rinse out, and remove (dirt or stain) with water or other liquid:
      3. To make moist or wet; drench:
      1. Covered or soaked with a liquid, such as water:
      2. Not yet dry or firm:
      3. Stored in or prepared with water or other liquids.
      1. To subject to light rubbing or friction, as with a cloth or paper, in order to clean or dry.
      2. To clean or dry by rubbing:
      3. To rub, move, or pass (a cloth, for example) over a surface.
    See also:

    mop

    clean

  2. *To use another's money

      1. A tramp; a vagrant.
      2. A lazy or shiftless person, especially one who seeks to live solely by the support of others.
      3. An incompetent, insignificant, or obnoxious person:
      1. To obtain or try to obtain by begging; cadge.
      2. To steal; filch.
      3. To get or try to get something free of charge; sponge:
      1. To obtain (something) by begging or borrowing with no intention of reparation:
      2. To obtain by salvaging or foraging; round up.
      3. To seek to obtain something by begging or borrowing with no intention of reparation:
      1. To take advantage of the charity, generosity, or hospitality of others.
      1. Any of various chiefly aquatic carnivorous or bloodsucking annelid worms of the class (or subclass) Hirudinea, of which one species (Hirudo medicinalis) was formerly widely used by physicians for therapeutic bloodletting.
      2. One that preys on or clings to another; a parasite.
      3. A physician.
    See also:

    borrow