Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “sponge” en inglés

See all translations

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 cleaning [S] the action of rubbing something or someone with a wet sponge or cloth in order to clean it, him, or her: Give it a sponge with a damp cloth - that will remove the blood stains.

sponge noun (CAKE)

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

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 state

sponge verb (CLEAN)

[T] ( also sponge down) to rub something or someone with a wet sponge or cloth, especially to clean it, him, or her: 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.
(Definition of sponge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de sponge
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “sponge” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

hard luck story

a story or piece of information that someone tells you or writes about himself or herself, intended to make you feel feel sympathy for that person

Palabra del día

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Aprende más 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Aprende más