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towel

noun [C]  /tɑʊ·əl, tɑʊl/ us  
a usually rectangular piece of cloth or paper used for drying something: a bath towel paper towels
towel
verb [T]  /ˈtɑʊ·əl, tɑʊl/ (-l-, -ll-) us  
She toweled her hair dry.
Translations of “towel”
in Korean 수건…
in Arabic فوطة, مِنْشَفة…
in French serviette, torchon…
in Turkish havlu…
in Italian asciugamano…
in Chinese (Traditional) 毛巾, 紙巾…
in Russian полотенце…
in Polish ręcznik…
in Spanish toalla, paño…
in Portuguese toalha…
in German das Handtuch…
in Catalan tovallola…
in Japanese タオル, 手ぬぐい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 毛巾, 纸巾…
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