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sponge

US [spʌndʒ]
UK [spʌndʒ]
  • n.海绵动物;(天然或人造、擦洗物品用的)海绵块
  • v.揩拭;用湿布(或海绵)擦;用湿布(或海绵)擦掉;揩去
  • Web海棉;海绵效果;海绵滤镜
Plural Form:sponges  Present Participle:sponging  Past Tense:sponged  
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n.
1.
[c]
(天然或人造、擦洗物品用的)海绵块a piece of artificial or natural material that is soft and light and full of holes and can hold water easily, used for washing or cleaning
His mind was like a sponge, ready to absorb anything.
他的脑子跟海绵似的,什么都能吸收。
2.
[u]
(用以填充家具、垫子等的)人造海绵artificial sponge used for filling furniture, cushions , etc.
3.
[c]
海绵动物a simple sea creature with a light body full of holes, from which natural sponge is obtained
v.
1.
[t]
~ sb/yourself/sth (down)
用湿布(或海绵)擦;揩拭to wash sb/yourself/sth with a wet cloth or sponge
She sponged his hot face.
她用湿毛巾擦了擦他那滚烫的脸。
Take your jacket off and I'll sponge it down with water.
把你的夹克脱下来,我要用海绵蘸上水把它擦一擦。
2.
[t]
~ sth + adv./prep.
用湿布(或海绵)擦掉;揩去to remove sth using a wet cloth or sponge
We tried to sponge the blood off my shirt.
我们试着把我衬衫上的血迹擦掉。
3.
[i]
(informal)
~ (off/on sb)
白要;白吃;揩油;蹭(饭等)to get money, food, etc. regularly from other people without doing anything for them or offering to pay
He spent his life sponging off his relatives.
他靠在众亲属那儿蹭吃蹭喝过了一辈子。

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