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tumble dry

transitive verb

Simple Definition of tumble dry

  • : to dry (clothes, sheets, etc.) in a machine

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tumble dry

  1. :  to dry (as clothes) by tumbling in a dryer

tumble dryer

noun

tumble drying

noun

Examples of tumble dry in a sentence

  1. He tumble dried his clothes on high heat.



1962

First Known Use of tumble dry

1962


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