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  1. sponge

    • IPA[spʌn(d)ʒ]

    英式

    • n.
      a primitive sedentary aquatic invertebrate with a soft porous body that is typically supported by a framework of fibres or calcareous or glassy spicules. Sponges draw in a current of water to extract nutrients and oxygen.;a piece of a soft, light, porous absorbent substance originally consisting of the fibrous skeleton of an aquatic invertebrate but now usually made of synthetic material, used for washing and cleaning.
    • v.
      wipe or clean with a wet sponge or cloth;remove or wipe away (liquid or a mark) with a sponge or cloth
    • verb: sponge, 3rd person present: sponges, gerund or present participle: sponging, past tense: sponged, past participle: sponged

    • noun: sponge, plural noun: sponges

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    名詞

    • 1. a primitive sedentary aquatic invertebrate with a soft porous body that is typically supported by a framework of fibres or calcareous or glassy spicules. Sponges draw in a current of water to extract nutrients and oxygen.
    • 2. a piece of a soft, light, porous absorbent substance originally consisting of the fibrous skeleton of an aquatic invertebrate but now usually made of synthetic material, used for washing and cleaning.
    • an act of wiping or cleaning with a sponge they gave him a quick sponge down
    • a soft, light, porous substance used as padding or insulating material the headguard is padded with sponge
    • a barrier contraceptive in the form of a piece of soft, light, porous material impregnated with spermicide and inserted into a woman's vagina.
    • metal in a porous form, typically prepared by reduction without fusion or by electrolysis platinum sponge
    • 3. British a light cake made by beating eggs with sugar, flour, and usually butter or other fat a chocolate sponge the gateau is made with moist sponge
    • short for sponge pudding
    • 4. informal, derogatory a person who lives at someone else's expense.
    • 5. informal a heavy drinker.

    動詞

    • 1. wipe or clean with a wet sponge or cloth she sponged him down in an attempt to cool his fever
    • remove or wipe away (liquid or a mark) with a sponge or cloth I'll go and sponge this orange juice off my dress
    • give a decorative effect to (a painted surface) by applying a different shade of paint with a sponge she repainted the walls white, then sponged them in turquoise, green, and lilac
    • decorate (pottery) using a sponge.
    • 2. informal obtain or accept money or food from other people without doing or intending to do anything in return they found they could earn a perfectly good living by sponging off others
    • obtain (money or food) from someone without doing anything in return he edged closer, clearly intending to sponge money from her
    • n.
      a steamed or baked pudding of fat, flour, and eggs.

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      rubber latex processed into a sponge-like substance.

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      another term for opopanax

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      rubber latex processed into a sponge-like substance.

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      soft, lightly woven cloth with a slightly wrinkled surface.

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      a soft, light cake, especially one made from a batter containing eggs which have been beaten ...

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      see sponge

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      a deep-water sponge which has a skeleton of intricately shaped spines of silica that may fuse ...

    Oxford Dictionary

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    美式

    • n.
      a primitive sedentary aquatic invertebrate with a soft porous body that is typically supported ...
    • v.
      wipe, rub, or clean with a wet sponge or cloth: she sponged him down in an attempt to cool his fever

    Oxford American Dictionary