Translation of sponge in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 countable (Zoology)Example sentences1.2 countable (for bath) → throw in 3
Example sentences1.3 (wipe) [colloquial] (no plural) give your face a quick sponge
- 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.
pásate una esponja ( or una toalla húmeda etc) por la cara
- 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.
- 2 countable or uncountable (Cookery)sponge (cake)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.
- 1 (clean)sponge your facepasar una esponja ( or una toalla húmeda etc) porto sponge the dirt off somethingpásate una esponja ( or una toalla húmeda etc) por la caralimpiar algo con una esponja/con un trapoExample sentences
- Then she pulled the soiled blankets from beneath him, before sponging him down as she had the previous evening and wrapping him in a fresh set of sheets.
- She gently sponged Priss’ back, watching the muscles flex against her movement.
- Once he had been sponged and dressed by silent attendants, Hakida had lead him to a carriage and ushered him inside, then on the bumpy ride to the Vistula Temple beneath black clouds informed him of what he was to do.
- 2 (scrounge) [colloquial] [pejorative](money)to sponge a livingvivir a costillas de los demásvivir de gorra or (River Plate area) de garrón [colloquial]Example sentences
- Two are notable-a witty fop, who lives nearby, and a down-at-the-heels aristocrat, who has been sponging off the family for decades.
- There Jackson became a cowardly deserter sponging off the martial generosity of Uncle Sam, a man who betrayed his comrades and never paid his gambling debts.
- The older women are in essence sponging off the daughter, a secretary, who is marrying mainly to escape their clutches.
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