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towel

noun [C] uk   /taʊəl/ us  
A2 a piece of cloth or paper used for drying someone or something that is wet: She came downstairs after her shower, wrapped in a towel. The school provides paper towels for the children to dry their hands on.

towel

verb [T] uk   /taʊəl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-) us  
to rub something with a towel to dry it: [+ adj] She towelled her hair dry. After our swim, we quickly towelled ourselves down.
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