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Definición de “sponge” en inglés

sponge

noun uk   /spʌndʒ/ us  

sponge noun (SUBSTANCE)

[C] a soft substance that is full of small holes and can absorb a lot of liquid, and is used for washing and cleaningEquipment used for cleaning [S] the action of rubbing something or someone with a wet sponge or cloth in order to clean it or them: Give it a sponge with a damp cloth - that will remove the blood stains.Cleaning generallyPersonal hygiene and appearance - general words

sponge noun (CAKE)

[C or U] (also sponge cake) a soft cake made with eggs, sugar, and flour but usually no fatCakes

sponge

verb uk   /spʌndʒ/ us  

sponge verb (GET MONEY)

[I or T] disapproving to get money, food, etc. from other people, especially in order to live without working: sponging off the stateMaking appeals and requests

sponge verb (CLEAN)

[T] (also sponge down) to rub something or someone with a wet sponge or cloth, especially to clean it or them: Most food stains will come off if you sponge the material with a little detergent. The doctor told me to sponge Erik down with cold water in order to lower his temperature.Cleaning generallyPersonal hygiene and appearance - general words
(Definition of sponge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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