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flannel

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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flannelflan‧nel1 /ˈflΓ¦nl/ noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [uncountable]DCC soft cloth, usually made of cotton or wool, used for making clothes πŸ”Š a flannel shirt2 [countable] British EnglishDCB a piece of cloth you use to wash yourself syn facecloth, washcloth American English3 [uncountable] British English informalPRETEND something that someone says that has no real meaning or does not tell you what you want to know4 β†’ flannels
Examples from the Corpus
flannelβ€’ Wearing a new sports jacket and grey flannels under his open raincoat.β€’ How about updating the context, dressing the youths in flannels and baggy pants?β€’ Around her ankle was the pinned flannel.β€’ The line surprises us, for much of the poet's work was a squeezed flannel of disenchantment.β€’ Toby saw him take up the pile of wet flannel from beside the bath and chuck it at his face.
flannelflannel2 verb (flannelled, flannelling) [intransitive, transitive] British English πŸ”Š πŸ”Š PRETENDto say things that have no real meaning in order to avoid answering a question directly or to hide your lack of knowledgeβ†’ See Verb table
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Verb table
flannel
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyflannel
he, she, itflannels
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyflannelled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave flannelled
he, she, ithas flannelled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad flannelled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill flannel
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have flannelled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam flannelling
he, she, itis flannelling
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you, we, theyare flannelling
Past
I, he, she, itwas flannelling
you, we, theywere flannelling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been flannelling
he, she, ithas been flannelling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been flannelling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be flannelling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been flannelling
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