English - Vietnamese Dictionary
sponge /spʌndʤ/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- vật xốp và hút nước (như bọt biển); gạc
- người uống rượu như uống nước lã
- người ăn bám, người ăn chực
- to pass the sponge over
- bỏ qua, tha thứ (một lỗi lầm)
- ngoại động từ
- lau, chùi, cọ (bằng bọt biển)
- ((thường) + out) tẩy, xoá (bằng bọt biển); xoá nhoà (ký ức...)
- bòn rút (bằng cách nịnh nọt)
- nội động từ
- (+ on, upon) ăn bám, ăn chực
- to sponge on someone for tobacco: hút chực thuốc của ai
- to sponge off
- lau, chùi (vết mực... bằng bọt biển)
- to sponge up
- hút, thấm (bằng bọt biển)
sponges|sponged|spongingspʌndʒAdvanced English Dictionary
+a porous mass of interlacing fibers the forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used
+someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily
+a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
+primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies
+wipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten
+ask for and get free; be a parasite
+erase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard
+soak up with a sponge
+gather sponges, in the ocean
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 [C] a piece of artificial or natural material that is soft and light and full of holes and can hold water easily, used for washing or cleaning: a bath sponge (= to wash your body with in the bath) + (figurative) His mind was like a sponge, ready to absorb anything.
2 [U] artificial sponge used for filling furniture, cushions, etc.
3 [C] a simple sea creature with a light body full of holes, from which natural sponge is obtained
4 [C, U] (BrE) = SPONGE CAKE: a chocolate sponge
1 [VN] ~ sb / yourself / sth (down) to wash sb/yourself/sth with a wet cloth or SPONGE: She sponged his hot face. + Take your jacket off and I'll sponge it down with water.
2 [VN +adv./prep.] to remove sth using a wet cloth or SPONGE: We tried to sponge the blood off my shirt.
3 [V] ~ (off / on sb) (informal, disapproving) to get money, food, etc. regularly from other people without doing anything for them or offering to pay: He spent his whole life sponging off his relatives.(also sponge)
[C, U] (BrE) a light cake made from eggs, sugar and flour, with or without fat
damp/dampened, wet | bath
VERB + SPONGE
SPONGE + VERB
fill with sth, soak sth up
This sponge doesn't soak up water very well.
with a/the ~
Wipe the surface with a damp sponge.
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