- dough raised with yeast, especially before kneading, as for bread.
- a light, sweet pudding of a porous texture, made with gelatin, eggs, fruit juice or other flavoring material, etc.
verb (used with object), sponged, spong·ing.
verb (used without object), sponged, spong·ing.
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Idioms for sponge
Origin of sponge
OTHER WORDS FROM spongesponge·less, adjectivesponge·like, adjectivespong·ing·ly, adverbun·sponged, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for sponge
“I was born in ’75, and I absorbed the ’80s like a sponge, for better or for worse,” he said.For Pedro Pascal, this is the way to play a villain when you’re also the coolest hero in the galaxy|David Betancourt|December 26, 2020|Washington Post
Stacie Thomas, a makeup artist and educator in Seattle, said she does a deep clean of the brushes and sponges she uses on herself weekly.
Ideally, Sodha said, brushes should be washed after every use and any type of sponge treated as disposable, but ultimately the process is “very individual” and people need to figure out what works for them.
Soap dispensing sponge holder by OXONo more messy soap bottlesFor a job that makes things cleaner, washing dishes can be a mess.
Press your sponge down on the grate-like plastic top, and the dispenser will inject it full of suds.
The biggest pre-election issue, Haredi sponging and shirking of military service, was captured by Yair Lapid.
I never had the slightest hesitation in sponging upon any human creature.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI|Robert Louis Stevenson
What if the sleep became a merciful finality, sponging out the aimless unrest men called life?Mountain|Clement Wood
The large tin sponging-bath is itself not sufficiently portable to be carried as railway luggage, but there are many substitutes.
She found Robert with his arm doubled over a basin, and Susan sponging cold water on it.Rhoda Fleming, Complete|George Meredith
We floundered in swales sponging full of dead leaves, and drew back, scratching ourselves on low-hung foliage.Lazarre|Mary Hartwell Catherwood
British Dictionary definitions for sponge
Derived forms of spongespongelike, adjective
Word Origin for sponge
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Idioms and Phrases with sponge
In addition to the idiom beginning with sponge
- sponge on
- throw in the sponge