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towel

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Household
toweltow‧el1 /ˈtaʊəl/ ●●● S3 noun [countable]  towel.jpg DHa piece of cloth that you use for drying your skin or for drying things such as dishes Have you got a clean towel I could use?bath/beach/kitchen towel She dried her hands on the kitchen towel. paper towel, sanitary pad, tea towel, → throw in the towel at throw
Examples from the Corpus
towelMandy, I have a towel over my head.After I bury the dolls under the sheets and towels, I pick up my child, placing her against my chest.a bath towelGreen in the chrome of the Harley, in the beach towel hung on a peg.Finally, she covered him with a few towels from the van and left him on the ground.Her body was swathed in towels, except for the gap where her vest was pulled up.Top with warm cracklings that have been warmed in paper towels in the oven.Use the Steamatic's crease remover accessory with the towel to remove greasy marks and creases from your clothes and curtains.bath/beach/kitchen towelShe looked round, unseeing, at all the discarded clothes and bath towels looped on the bed and floor.Room service and beach towels are provided without additional charge.My friends were wearing two and three sweaters and had beach towels draped around their shoulders for extra warmth.Swallowing convulsively, she rubbed vigorously at her face and hair with a large bath towel until her skin burned.He stands, grabs the beach towel.Green in the chrome of the Harley, in the beach towel hung on a peg.As she was drying her hair on the kitchen towel, Nora appeared through the dining-room door.That evening my grandmother bundled me, weeping, in a large warm bath towel and tried to explain.
Related topics: Daily life
toweltowel2 (also towel down/off) verb (towelled, towelling British English, toweled, toweling American English) [transitive]  Dto dry yourself using a towel He stood in the doorway, towelling his hair dry. towelling
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Examples from the Corpus
towelShe got out of the bath and gave herself a mental shake as she quickly towelled herself dry.He pulled himself up, towelled himself dry, then slipped into his dressing gown.
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Verb table
towel
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytowel
he, she, ittowels
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytowelled (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave towelled
he, she, ithas towelled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad towelled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill towel
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have towelled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam towelling
he, she, itis towelling
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you, we, theyare towelling
Past
I, he, she, itwas towelling
you, we, theywere towelling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been towelling
he, she, ithas been towelling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been towelling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be towelling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been towelling
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