A piece of thick absorbent cloth or paper used for drying oneself or wiping things dry.
- Use a dust pan and brush for the larger pieces, damp paper towels or cloths for smaller slivers.
- Using a dry cloth or paper towel to wipe the surface dry prevents streaking.
- Wipe windows with lintless cloth, paper towels or crumpled newspapers.
verb (towels, toweling, toweled ; British towels, towelling, towelled)[with object]
Wipe or dry (a person or thing) with a towel: [with object and complement]: she toweled her hair dry [no object]: quickly we’d towel off and dress for dinner
More example sentences
- He began pressing various keys on the console whilst Drake towelled himself off and walked over to the controls.
- I came home, towelled myself dry, and sat close by my big kitchen radiator sipping a large mug of steaming hot coffee in an attempt to get warm.
- Rain was sweeping in on the stage, and he got soaked, but he just towelled himself down.
throw in the towel
- see throw.
Words that rhyme with towelavowal, Baden-Powell, bowel, disembowel, dowel, Howell, Powell, rowel, trowel, vowel
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