Synonyms of sponge in English:

sponge


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verb

1‘a boy was sponging down the Daimler's windows’

SYNONYMS
wash, clean, wipe, swab
mop, rinse, sluice, swill

Phrases

    sponge off

    ‘I am quite capable of taking care of myself and my family; I don't need to sponge off my neighbours’


    SYNONYMS
    scrounge from, scrounge off, live off, be a parasite on, impose on, beg from, borrow from, be dependent on
    informal freeload on, bum off
    British informal cadge from
    North American informal mooch off
    Australian, New Zealand bludge on