parazoan, poriferan, sponge
n. primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies
quick study, sponge
n. someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily; "she soaks up foreign languages like a sponge"
n. 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
v. gather sponges, in the ocean
v. wipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten
v. soak up with a sponge
v. erase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard
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hirudinean, bloodsucker, leech
n. carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end
attender, meeter, attendee, attendant
n. a person who is present and participates in a meeting; "he was a regular attender at department meetings"; "the gathering satisfied both organizers and attendees"
supporter, help, helper, assistant
n. a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
attender, tender, attendant
n. someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
n. a workman employed to collect sponges
pensionary, hireling
n. a person who works only for money
foot soldier, underling, subsidiary, subordinate
n. an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
flunkey, flunky, lackey
n. a male servant (especially a footman)
creeper, crawler
n. a person who crawls or creeps along the ground
swob, swab
v. wash with a swab or a mop; "swab the ship's decks"
v. form by erosion; "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside"
v. dry (ink) with blotting paper
take up, take in, suck up, sop up, soak up, draw, imbibe, suck, absorb
v. take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
strip, clean
v. remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"
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n. a person who rules or guides or inspires others
whipping boy, scapegoat
n. someone who is punished for the errors of others
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