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sponge down

verb (transitive, adverb)
to wipe clean with a damp sponge or cloth
the act or instance of sponging down
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  • At last came in sight the half-way house, where the horses were to have a rest and a sponge down.

    Liza of Lambeth W. Somerset Maugham
  • Once or twice a week you should take a good hot bath with soap and then sponge down in cool water.

    The Child's Day Woods Hutchinson

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