sponge away

sponge something away

to absorb, wipe up, and wipe away something, as with a sponge. Try sponging the stain away with some soda water. I will sponge away the mess.
See also: away, sponge
References in classic literature ?
Oh, tell me I may sponge away the writing on this stone.
Also, you may want to consider throwing your old sponge away after doing the dishes - they can harbour a huge amount of bacteria after use.
That was simply untrue and a reflection of his own prejudice then, a prejudice we are still only beginning to sponge away from society now.
The cake will be very delicate, so take care not to pull too much sponge away with the paper.
Simply warm up a kettle of water, pour into a large pan and sponge away.
The city's stormwater drains meant to sponge away the water from flooded roads proved unequal to the task.
Spread over the bowl and leave for a few hours, then sponge away and flush.
It makes more sense to suction or sponge away the blood and then cover the bleeder with a lap pad and slowly roll the pad away Then, just as the site starts to bleed, use the cautery This directly targets the bleeder and avoids boiling a large area.