sponge down


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sponge down

vb (tr, adverb)
to wipe clean with a damp sponge or cloth
n
the act or instance of sponging down
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.sponge down - clean with a sponge, by rubbing
rub - move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin"
2.sponge down - wash with a sponge
lave, wash - cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
Translations

w>sponge down

vt sep person(schnell) waschen; walls alsoabwaschen; horseabreiben
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There's not a lot to pinch in our house but, if we do get a burglar in the night, could I ask him or her to give me and Maria a quick sponge down with a cold flannel before they leave?
Jin, who runs JinFit, a wellbeing and workout centre in Penarth, added: "My wedding dress is a little worse for wear after climbing eight mountains in it, but a quick sponge down and a spritz of perfume and it'll be fine for Sunday.
When Peter Reid shoved a sponge down his socks on that immortal night against Bayern Munich the blood he'd shed in the Royal Blue cause quickly showed through - because his socks were white.
Right, Barclays staff Rachel Convey, left, and Jade Ellwood help out Cleveland Fire Brigade crew manager Darren Breckon sponge down a car at Coulby Newham.
2 Cool the skin by pouring cold water over it or sponge down the area carefully with cold water.
I'm aware that these are sweeping generalisations, but if I am deluged with mail this week from men complaining that I'm wrong - they DO clean the bathroom, sweep under the stairs and sponge down the skirting boards - I have one question: Will you marry me?