sponge

sponge
I [spʌndʒ]
nome
1) (for cleaning) spugna f.
2) U (material) spugna f.
3) zool. spugna f.
4) (anche sponge cake) pan m. di Spagna
5) med. (pad) tampone m. di garza
II 1. [spʌndʒ]
verbo transitivo
1) (wipe) pulire con la spugna [garment, stain]; lavare con la spugna [surface]; detergere, tamponare [wound]; assorbire [excess liquid]
2) colloq. spreg.

to sponge sth. off o from sb. — scroccare qcs. a qcn

2.
verbo intransitivo colloq. spreg.

to sponge off o on — vivere alle spalle di [family, State]

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1. noun
1) (a type of sea animal, or its soft skeleton, which has many holes and is able to suck up and hold water.) spugna
2) (a piece of such a skeleton or a substitute, used for washing the body etc.) spugna
3) (a sponge pudding or cake: We had jam sponge for dessert.) (pan di Spagna)
4) (an act of wiping etc with a sponge: Give the table a quick sponge over, will you?) (passata di spugna)
2. verb
1) (to wipe or clean with a sponge: She sponged the child's face.) pulire con una spugna
2) (to get a living, money etc (from someone else): He's been sponging off/on us for years.) (vivere alle spalle di)
- spongy
- spongily
- sponginess
- sponge cake
- sponge pudding
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[spʌndʒ]
1. n
spugna, Culin , (also: sponge cake) pan m di Spagna

to throw in the sponge fig — gettare la spugna

a wet sponge — una spugna bagnata

2. vt
(wash) lavare con una spugna

to sponge a stain off — pulire una macchia con una spugna

3. vi
(fam: scrounge) scroccare

to sponge off or on sb — vivere alle spalle di qn

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sponge /spʌndʒ/
n.
1 (zool.) spugna (anche lo scheletro, impiegato per vari usi)
2 (med.) tampone di garza
3 (mil. stor.) scovolo (per cannone)
4 = sponge cake ► sotto
5 (fig. fam.) parassita; scroccone
6 = sponge bath ► sotto
7 (fam.) spugna (fig.); beone, beona
8 (cucina) parte soffice (di una torta)
sponge bag, borsa per oggetti da toeletta □ sponge bath, spugnatura □ (cucina) sponge cake, pan di Spagna: DIALOGO-Dessert- We've got a chocolate sponge cake, abbiamo un pan di Spagna al cioccolato □ sponge cloth, tessuto di spugna; spugna □ sponge-diver (o sponge-fisher), pescatore di spugne □ (metall.) sponge iron, spugna di ferro □ sponge rubber, gomma-spugna; gomma spugnosa □ to have a sponge-down, fare una spugnatura □ (anche fig.) to pass the sponge over st., passar la spugna su qc.to throw in (o up) the sponge, (boxe) gettare la spugna; (fig.) arrendersi, darsi per vinto.
(to) sponge /spʌndʒ/
A v. t.
1 asciugare (o inumidire, pulire, ecc.) con una spugna; passare la spugna su (qc.); spugnare (coralli, ecc.)
2 (ind. tess.) decatizzare
3 (fam.) scroccare; sbafare: to sponge a drink from sb., scroccare una bevuta a q.
B v. i.
1 pescare spugne
2 (fam.) vivere a scrocco; fare lo scroccone.
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I [spʌndʒ]
nome
1) (for cleaning) spugna f.
2) U (material) spugna f.
3) zool. spugna f.
4) (anche sponge cake) pan m. di Spagna
5) med. (pad) tampone m. di garza
II 1. [spʌndʒ]
verbo transitivo
1) (wipe) pulire con la spugna [garment, stain]; lavare con la spugna [surface]; detergere, tamponare [wound]; assorbire [excess liquid]
2) colloq. spreg.

to sponge sth. off o from sb. — scroccare qcs. a qcn

2.
verbo intransitivo colloq. spreg.

to sponge off o on — vivere alle spalle di [family, State]


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