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Now wrap it in a clean tea towel and squeeze dry again. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Wrap in a tea towel to stop it drying out and set aside. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That would be throwing in the towel. The Sun (2017)People threw down wet face towels from office windows to wash the chemical off their faces. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Drain well and pat dry with kitchen towels. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a tea towel. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Despite the sudden setback over the past week not all are ready to throw in the towel. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My bugbear is wet towels on the floor. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Rinse, squeeze dry in handfuls then wrap in a clean tea towel and squeeze dry again. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I went to get a towel to clean him up. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Rub them with a towel to dry them very well. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Buy premium fluffy towels and shower mat for use on viewing days only. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You will need a large piece of muslin or a clean tea towel. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He returned with a twinkling smile and two large bath towels. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Wrap your hair in a towel and relax. The Sun (2008)Wipe the irons and bit clean with your towel. Eccles, Lesley Your First Horse - buying, feeding, caring (1989) Wet towels were all over the bathroom floor. Christianity Today (2000)Yet he insisted this is no time to throw in the towel. The Sun (2012)Rinse potato slices and pat dry with kitchen towel. The Sun (2014)Who knew that buying a tea towel could be so much fun? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Wrap the hair in a towel and leave for twenty minutes. Guyton, Anita The Natural Beauty Book - cruelty-free cosmetics to make at home (1991)Transfer to a clean tea towel and leave to dry. The Sun (2014)We frantically wipe at them with wet towels. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Rinse and dab dry with tea towel. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is standard practice for drivers to use these towels to wipe down windows and doors after rain. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The standard good advice on how to escape foot infections is to avoid shared towels and bath mats. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The bathroom was small, without hooks for towels or a shower that worked. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He pulled off his damp shirt and washed his face and torso, drying them on a thick blue towel. Aldiss, Brian Somewhere East of Life (1994)Step 4. Pat your face dry with a soft towel. Brumberg, Elaine Take Care of Your Skin (1990)It's a wonderful luxurious feel with lots of little touches such as soft, fluffy towels and yummy bathroom treats. The Sun (2013)

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Translations for 'towel'

British English: towel /ˈtaʊəl/ NOUN
A towel is a piece of thick, soft cloth that you use to dry yourself with.
...a bath towel.
  • American English: towel
  • Arabic: مِنْشَفَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: toalha
  • Chinese: 毛巾
  • Croatian: ručnik
  • Czech: ručník
  • Danish: håndklæde
  • Dutch: handdoek
  • European Spanish: toalla
  • Finnish: pyyhe
  • French: serviette
  • German: Handtuch
  • Greek: πετσέτα
  • Italian: asciugamano
  • Japanese: タオル
  • Korean: 타월
  • Norwegian: håndkle
  • Polish: ręcznik
  • European Portuguese: toalha
  • Romanian: prosop
  • Russian: полотенце
  • Latin American Spanish: toalla
  • Swedish: handduk
  • Thai: ผ้าขนหนู
  • Turkish: havlu
  • Ukrainian: рушник
  • Vietnamese: khăn lau
British English: towel VERB
If you towel something or towel it dry, you dry it with a towel.
He came out of his bedroom, toweling his wet hair.
  • American English: towel
  • Brazilian Portuguese: secar com uma toalha
  • Chinese: 用毛巾擦干
  • European Spanish: secar con una toalla
  • French: sécher avec une servietteN
  • German: abtrocknen
  • Italian: asciugare con un asciugamano
  • Japanese: タオルで乾かす
  • Korean: 수건으로 닦다
  • European Portuguese: secar com uma toalha
  • Latin American Spanish: secar con una toalla

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