HyperDic: sponge_up

English > 1 sense of the expression sponge up:
VERBcontactsponge upabsorb as if with a sponge
English > sponge up: 1 sense > verb 1, contact
Meaningabsorb as if with a sponge.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody
Example"sponge up the spilled milk on the counter"
Broaderabsorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take uptake in, also metaphorically

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