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sponge

Pronunciation: /spʌndʒ/

Translation of sponge in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 countable/numerable [Zoology/Zoología] esponja (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Other images are just as mystifying the spine of a sea urchin, sharks' teeth, sponges and ascidians, to name a few.
    • Chinese scholar's rocks, coral and sponges come to mind.
    1.2 countable/numerable (for bath) esponja (feminine) throw in 3
    Example sentences
    • This increases insulation and avoids the need for surface treatment, while the vegetation absorbs rain like a sponge, reducing or at least delaying run-off.
    • These people just don't sip, they imbibe, they absorb liquor like dehydrated sponges, letting the story-soothing booze flow through their veins until it seeps from their pores in the squalid stench of defeat.
    • Be a sponge - absorb as much inspiration as you can from watching other artists perform.
    1.3 (wipe) [colloquial/familiar] (no plural/sin plural) give your face a quick sponge pásate una esponja ( or una toalla húmeda etc) por la cara
  • 2 c and u [Cookery/Cocina] sponge (cake) bizcocho (masculine), bizcochuelo (masculine) (Southern Cone/Cono Sur)
    Example sentences
    • Eat hot with warm sponge cake or madeleines or eat thoroughly chilled aside a little mound of equal quantities of thick yoghurt and whipped cream.
    • Sometimes a different fruit is used and some cooks may substitute sponge cake for shortcake; but no alternative version can match the excellence of the original.
    • Arrowroot, a major cash crop, is used in desserts, including arrowroot sponge cake and arrowroot custard.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (clean) pasar una esponja ( or una toalla húmeda etc) por sponge your face pásate una esponja ( or una toalla húmeda etc) por la cara to sponge the dirt off sth limpiar algo con una esponja/con un trapo

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

Phrasal verbs

sponge down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[person/horse] pasarle una esponja mojada a; [wall] limpiar con una esponja mojada

sponge up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[liquid/spillage] limpiar ([ con una esponja ])

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