tumble drying
noun see tumble dry

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tumble-dry — /tum beuhl druy /, v.t. tumble dried, tumble drying. to dry (washing) in a clothes drier in which articles are rotated vertically through heated air. [1965 70] * * * tumˈble dry transitive verb and intransitive verb To dry (clothes, etc) in a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tumble-dry — /tʌmbəl ˈdraɪ/ (say tumuhl druy) verb (t) (tumble dried, tumble drying) to dry (clothes) in a tumble dryer …   Australian English dictionary

  • tumble dry — transitive verb Date: 1962 to dry (as clothes) by tumbling in a dryer • tumble dryer noun • tumble drying noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tumble-dry — /tum beuhl druy /, v.t. tumble dried, tumble drying. to dry (washing) in a clothes drier in which articles are rotated vertically through heated air. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • tumble dryer — noun see tumble dry * * * tumble dryer UK US noun [countable] [singular tumble dryer plural tumble dryers] british a machine used for drying clothes after they have been washed …   Useful english dictionary

  • Drying cabinet — A drying cabinet A drying cabinet is an electronic machine designed to expedite the drying of items usually clothing that are unsuitable for a traditional clothes dryer. Such items may include delicate clothing designated as hang dry, dry flat ,… …   Wikipedia

  • tumble — v. & n. v. 1 intr. & tr. fall or cause to fall suddenly, clumsily, or headlong. 2 intr. fall rapidly in amount etc. (prices tumbled). 3 intr. (often foll. by about, around) roll or toss erratically or helplessly to and fro. 4 intr. move or rush… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tumble dryer — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms tumble dryer : singular tumble dryer plural tumble dryers British a machine used for drying clothes after they have been washed …   English dictionary

  • tumble dry — verb dry by spinning with hot air inside a cylinder These fabrics are delicate and cannot be tumbled dry • Hypernyms: ↑dry, ↑dry out • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * verb, ⋯ dries, ⋯ dried, ⋯ drying [+ obj] : to dry ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • tumble drier — noun A machine for drying clothes after being washed, which includes a rotating drum which tumbles the clothes in a flow of hot air …   Wiktionary

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