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Definition of the verb sponge up
What does sponge up mean as a doing phrase?
- absorb as if with a sponge
- example: sponge up the spilled milk on the counter
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] Carla was vacuuming [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Source] Brian wiped the counter | Carla shoveled the walk [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Source] [Adjective] Carla shoveled the walk clean [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source] Brian wiped the fingerprints from the counter | Carla shoveled the snow from the walk | Doug removed the smudges from the tabletop [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Oblique] Carla mopped under the furniture
- lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
- more generic terms: absorb / draw / imbibe / soak up / sop up / suck / suck up / take in / take up = take in, also metaphorically
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sponge Up
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A New Rotuman Dictionary (1998)
An English-Rotuman Wordlist by Elizabeth Kafonika Makarita Inia
fanika sponge up fo sponge with fo'aki sponge: brownish soft ~ (Serpulorbis squamigerus) ...
by Sidney L. Landau
drink in, suck up, blot up, take in, sponge up, incorporate, assimilate, ingest, digest, imbibe, embody, swallow, consume.
by Stanley Newman, Daniel Stark
consume, drink in, engross, enthral, get into, immerse, inthral, involve, swallow 8 enthrall, interest, inthrall, sponge up 9 apprehend, captivate, entertain, fascinate, latch onto, preoccupy, swallow up 10 assimilate, comprehend, monopolize, ...
by Louisa Pansegrouw
tramp, vagrant sponge up absorb sponging bathing, cadging, clean(s)ing, disinfecting, laundering, purging, purifying, rinsing, scrounging, scrubbing, soaking, soaping, swabbing, washing spongy sweetmeat marshmattow sponsor advocate, ...
by Philip D. Morehead
draw, extract, absorb, pull in, sponge up; pump; nurse, suckle ...
Comprising the Pronunciation, Derivation, and Full Explanation of Medical Terms, Together with Much Collateral Descriptive Matter, Numerous Tables, Etc. ... by Alexander Duane
test, a test made by drawing a hot sponge up and down the spine, when, if inflammation or other cause producing irritation is present, pain is excited as the s. passes over the site of the trouble. Spongiform (spun'jee-fawrm). [L. forma, shape.] ...
hot sponge up and down the spine: if any lesion of the spine is present, pain is felt as the sponge passes over its locality. Station-t. A test for disturbances of cofirdination made by placing the patient in an erect posture, with the heels and toes ...
by Random House, Stephen Elliott
soak up, suck up 7 discuss, drink in 8 consider, continue, sponge up, talk over 9 cultivate. swallow UP Tales oi Mettmann, The taking a siesta 6 dozing 7 napping 8 snoozing 10 taking a nap 18 catching lorty winks ...
A feejeean and english dictionary: with examples of common and peculiar modes of expression, and uses of words (1850)
to sponge up oil with the uruuru. See Uruuru. Sakosako, .n. a native pudding (sako'd) pounded with a stick. Saku-ta, v. to moku-ta on the head ; to knock on the head. Saku vakanamara, scalped ; having the skull cap knocked off ...
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