Definition of 'sponge'

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Example sentences containing 'sponge'

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Place the other layer of sponge on top. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The correct consistency of the cake is a light sponge on top with a wet custard below. Times, Sunday Times (2013)So blend a very light foundation on to your face using a damp sponge or foundation brush. The Sun (2007)Maybe a little comfort sponge pud afterwards? Times, Sunday Times (2009)We filled pots to cook pasta with and to heat up for sponge baths. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He thought it was amazing that it was taking you so long to pack a sponge bag. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Spread half the mascarpone cream on top of the sponge fingers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Leave it for a couple of days and then sponge clean. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Line the walls of a cake tin with sponge fingers. Wild, Anthony The East India Company Book of Coffee (1994)This will make the sponge nice and moist. The Sun (2013)He survived on a diet of custard and sponge cake. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Place the final layer of sponge on the top and dust with icing sugar. The Sun (2015)The cake should be a light sponge on top with a wet custard below. Times, Sunday Times (2013)More than one billion germs can grow in a damp sponge after just one day of use. The Sun (2014)It was a childhood full of sponge baths and food queues. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And what should you pack in your sponge bag? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Apply a thin layer with a brush on the long sides of the pink and plain sponge strips. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Spoon sponge mix between pudding basins. The Sun (2010)Then, the technology used to dive for natural sponges. The Sun (2010)He's like a sponge for knowledge. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Their carer says they are like little sponges, soaking up love and attention. The Sun (2011)She adds: 'I only crave the natural sea sponges or the plain kitchen ones. The Sun (2015)When I was younger, my mum used to feed the pink and yellow sponge cake to me on a weekly basis. Times, Sunday Times (2010)

Synonyms of 'sponge'

swab, wipe, mop, clean

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Translations for 'sponge'

British English: sponge /spʌndʒ/ NOUN
for washing A sponge is a piece of sponge that you use for washing yourself or for cleaning things.
He wiped the table with a sponge.
  • American English: sponge for washing
  • Arabic: إسْفِنْجَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: esponja
  • Chinese: 海绵
  • Croatian: spužva
  • Czech: houba na mytí
  • Danish: svamp
  • Dutch: spons
  • European Spanish: esponja
  • Finnish: pesusieni
  • French: éponge
  • German: Schwamm
  • Greek: σφουγγάρι
  • Italian: spugna
  • Japanese: スポンジ for washing
  • Korean: 스펀지
  • Norwegian: svamp
  • Polish: gąbka
  • European Portuguese: esponja
  • Romanian: burete
  • Russian: губка
  • Spanish: esponja
  • Swedish: tvättsvamp
  • Thai: ฟองน้ำ
  • Turkish: sünger banyo
  • Ukrainian: губка
  • Vietnamese: miếng bọt biển
British English: sponge /spʌndʒ/ NOUN
cake A sponge is a light cake or pudding made from flour, eggs, sugar, and sometimes fat.
...chocolate sponge cake.
  • American English: sponge cake cake
  • Arabic: كَعْكَةٌ إسْفِنْجِيَةٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: pão-de-ló
  • Chinese: 松软蛋糕
  • Croatian: biskvit
  • Czech: piškotový moučník
  • Danish: sukkerbrødskage
  • Dutch: gebak
  • European Spanish: bizcocho
  • Finnish: sokerikakku
  • French: génoise
  • German: Biskuit
  • Greek: μαλακό κέικ
  • Italian: pan di Spagna
  • Japanese: スポンジケーキ cake
  • Korean: 카스텔라
  • Norwegian: sukkerbrød
  • Polish: biszkopt
  • European Portuguese: pão-de-ló
  • Romanian: pandișpan
  • Russian: бисквит
  • Spanish: bizcocho
  • Swedish: sockerkaksbotten
  • Thai: เค้กที่ฟู
  • Turkish: pandispanya
  • Ukrainian: бісквіт
  • Vietnamese: bánh xốp


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