tumble dry
transitive verb Date: 1962 to dry (as clothes) by tumbling in a dryer • tumble dryer nountumble drying noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

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

  • tumble dry — verb a) To make or become dry by rolling about in the heated rotating drum of a clothes dryer b) To dry by spinning with hot air inside a cylinder …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • 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 — 01. The small boys were having a race [tumbling] down the side of the hill. 02. The child [tumbled] over the chair when he ran into the room. 03. He broke his arm when he hit a bump, and took a [tumble] off his bicycle. 04. Interest rates have… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • dry out — verb 1. become dry or drier (Freq. 2) The laundry dries in the sun • Syn: ↑dry • Derivationally related forms: ↑drier (for: ↑dry) • …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”