towel

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtaʊəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈtaʊəl, taʊl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(touəl, toul)


Inflections of 'towel' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
towels
v 3rd person singular
toweling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (US)
towelling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (UK)
toweled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US)
towelled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (UK)
toweled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US)
towelled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (UK)
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

towel

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [beach, dish, bath, hand] towel
  2. a [soft, warm, dry, wet] towel
  3. a set of towels
  4. a stack of paper towels
  5. wrapped a towel around her [waist, head]
  6. his and hers towels
  7. the guest towels
  8. dried off with a towel
  9. [dry, mop] up (the spill) with a towel
  10. snapped a towel (at)
  11. was [whipped, flicked] with a towel
  12. take a towel down to the [beach, pool]
  13. stole [a, the] hotel towel
  14. hang the towel out to dry
  15. [fold, wash] the towels
  16. put a [cold, warm] towel on her [head, forehead]
  17. keep a towel in your [gym bag, backpack, locker]
n as adj
  1. a towel [rack, ring, rod, rail]
  2. a new towel set
  3. a paper-towel dispenser
v
  1. towel yourself [dry, off, down]
  2. toweled her [hair, legs, baby] (dry)
  3. AU: they really toweled him up
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