Definition of drip-dry in English:


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  • (Of a fabric or garment) capable of drying without creasing when hung up after washing: drip-dry shirts
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    • All eight pairs of underpants, four shirts, four string vests and three drip-dry slacks were burned to ash.
    • It's enough to make you head off, sobbing, to buy a pair of Marks & Spencer stay-pressed slacks in easy-care drip-dry nylon.
    • ‘Our bodies are drip-dry,’ says Wendy Bumgardner, Portland, Ore.-based marathon coach and walking columnist.


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  • 1(Of fabric or a garment) become dry without forming creases when hung up after washing.
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    • Hang one or two racks in a mud room or laundry room, and let shoes and garments drip-dry.
    • Apart from anything else, I wore the latter in the Jacuzzi this afternoon and it's still drip-drying in my shower.
    • In no time, he had the whole outfit draped over the shower curtain rod to drip-dry.
  • 1.1 [with object] Dry (fabric or a garment) by hanging it up after washing: it’s easy to wash and simple to drip-dry
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    • Choosing bright, decorative hooks adds to the entry's appeal, and allows for drip-drying soggy clothes.
    • They need gentle, cool washes and to be drip-dried, though not in the sun, because it deteriorates the wool.

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