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sponge /spʌndʤ/
  • danh từ
    • bọt biển
    • cao su xốp (để tắm...)
    • 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)
    • to throw up the sponge
      • (xem) throw
  • ngoại động từ
    • lau, chùi, cọ (bằng bọt biển)
    • ((thường) + out) tẩy, xoá (bằng bọt biển); xoá nhoà (ký ức...)
    • hút nước (bằng bọt biển)
    • bòn rút (bằng cách nịnh nọt)
    • nội động từ
      • vớt bọt biển
      • (+ on, upon) ăn bám, ăn chực
        • to sponge on someone for tobacco: hút chực thuốc của ai
      • hút nước (như bọt biển)
      • to sponge down
        • xát, cọ (bằng bọt biển)
      • to sponge off
        • lau, chùi (vết mực... bằng bọt biển)
      • to sponge up
        • hút, thấm (bằng bọt biển)
    Concise 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

    Advanced English Dictionary
    noun, verb
    + noun
    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
    + verb
    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)
    + noun
    [C, U] (BrE) a light cake made from eggs, sugar and flour, with or without fat
    Collocation Dictionary


    damp/dampened, wet | bath


    squeeze (out)


    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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