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laundry

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlaundrylaun‧dry /ˈlɔːndri $ ˈlɒːn-/ ●●● S3 noun (plural laundries)  1 [uncountable]WASH clothes, sheets etc that need to be washed or have just been washed She did the laundry (=washed the clothes etc) and hung it out to dry. Ben was folding laundry.clean/dirty laundry a pile of dirty laundry2 [countable]SHOP/STOREWASH a place or business where clothes etc are washed and ironed air/wash your dirty laundry at dirty1(7)COLLOCATIONSverbsdo the laundry (=wash and dry dirty clothes)I cleaned the kitchen and did some laundry.fold the laundry (=fold clothes after they have been washed and dried)He was folding the laundry and watching TV.hang out/up the laundry (=put the laundry outside on a line to dry)My mother was hanging out the laundry in the sun.adjectivesclean/dirty laundrya bag of dirty laundryphrasesa bundle/pile of laundrya pile of laundry waiting to be put awaya load of laundry (=an amount that fits in a washing machine)I do at least one or two loads of laundry every day.laundry + NOUNa laundry roomThere's a washing machine in the laundry room.a laundry basketPete put his dirty clothes in the laundry basket.
Examples from the Corpus
laundrya basket of laundrydid the laundryFinally, I did the laundry, cleaned the eating and cooking utensils and washed myself.Joan did the laundry, washing up, and housework holding her with one arm.She did the laundry and hung it out to dry in the back yard; she cooked the meals.
From Longman Business Dictionarylaundrylaun‧dry /ˈlɔːndriˈlɒːn-/ noun (plural laundries) [countable]BANKING a financial organization, such as a bank, used as a place to put money obtained from illegal activities
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