Meaning of SPONGE in English

SPONGE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a sponge cake (= one made from flour, butter, sugar, and eggs )

It's best to eat sponge cakes on the day you make them.

a sponge/toilet bag (= for carrying your soap, toothpaste, shampoo etc )

I left my sponge bag in the hotel bathroom.

sponge bag

sponge cake

sponge pudding

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

bag

Numerous sponge bags hung on pegs, some with rubber ducks poking out!

When that final whistle went I just wanted to throw up in the sponge bag .

She took her sponge bag into the bathroom, expecting something primitive, and paused, surprised yet again.

It's like being zipped into a sponge bag - yuck.

He had a quick look in Dale's sponge bag .

cake

Foodstuff varies from fried egg and chips to sausage rolls and sponge cakes .

Brush the glaze while still hot over a fruit cake , but allow to cool slightly before spreading over a sponge cake.

It was rising like a sponge cake .

Both are light sponge cakes with jam and vanilla filling, decorated with soft fondant icing.

Desmond's wife brought them tea and a sponge cake that was still warm.

Card magic cake Buy some regular sponge cake from a local store.

They lay within the cracked rocks like the jam in a crazy sponge cake .

Use the following techniques for lining tins for quick and madeira sponge cakes , and for fruit cakes.

pudding

O'Lone had memories of meat pies and new potatoes, followed by sponge pudding .

■ VERB

throw

She threw the sponge at the taps in disgust, and registered the peal of the doorbell at the same time.

When that final whistle went I just wanted to throw up in the sponge bag.

What a cop-out it would be to throw in the sponge now.

It has thrown in the sponge ... The flood shines like Occam's razor.

use

You can use undergravel, or sponge filtration.

Continue to add water until it begins to run over the edge. Use a sponge to clean up the excess water.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

throw in the sponge/towel

A good 4-5 season sleeping bag is a must for anyone who doesn't throw in the towel the minute October dawns.

But utility developers shouldn't throw in the towel just yet.

By midnight, its masters had thrown in the towel, and put out the computer's original forecast.

If they start to see prices run up, they might throw in the towel.

It finally threw in the towel when the Prudential, the last remaining bidder, pulled out earlier this month.

Some local manufacturers have simply thrown in the towel.

You want to run because you never want to throw in the towel.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

As promised, I will not explain my change within the Fluval 2, using a Polyfilter to replace the sponge .

I felt like a sponge full of unshed tears.

She picked up a sponge and began cleaning the edges of the sink.

They leave reality to the grunts, who face bullets from AK-47s, not flying sponges.

Use a sponge to clean up the excess water.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

off

Later, I helped her sponge off the caked blood.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

When I opened my eyes, Polly was sponging my face and neck.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Even the sounds here were dry and brittle; she longed for sounds that were sponged up by green moss.

It happened that some flakes of fire had entered the muzzle of one of the guns after it was sponged.

Jazzbeaux stepped under the shower, and sponged her wounds.

These areas can also be sponged with warm water if necessary.

They did it together, soaping, sponging, laughing with the warm sudsy water sensuous against them.

Victoria's mucky bib came off her flower-sprigged Viyella dress and the chocolate pudding was sponged from her face.

Wearily, she sponged her torso and stomach, cleaning her wounds.

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