tumble dry


tumble dried; tumble drying; tumble dries

transitive verb

: to dry (clothes, fabrics, etc.) by tumbling in a dryer
tumble dryer noun
tumble drying noun

Examples of tumble dry in a Sentence

He tumble dried his clothes on high heat.
Recent Examples on the Web For proper care, be sure to wash them separately in cold water, avoiding bleach and fabric softener, then tumble dry them on a low setting. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 13 Feb. 2024 This coverlet is hypoallergenic, and maintenance is as easy as running it through the washing machine and tumble drying. Sharon Brandwein, Southern Living, 19 Jan. 2024 Weight: 14 ounces | Care: Machine wash cold, tumble dry cool or line dry As the warmest type of wool, cashmere is sure to keep you cozy while touring around or on long-haul flights. Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 2 Feb. 2024 To launder, machine wash in cold water and tumble dry. Andrea Wurzburger, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Jan. 2024 Spot clean or dry clean preferable, machine wash cold, tumble dry low The Bottom Line While coverlets are often mistaken for quilts and vice versa, the two essentially serve the same purpose on your bed. Sharon Brandwein, Southern Living, 19 Jan. 2024 The shorts have a mid-rise and 3.25-inch inseam, and can be both machine washed and tumble dried. Rena Behar, Travel + Leisure, 19 Jan. 2024 For proper care, the brand recommends machine washing the sheets in cold water on a gentle cycle, then tumble drying on low. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 7 Jan. 2024 Shell: Cotton sateen | Material Fill: 600-fill power 75% white duck down, 25% white duck feather | Care: Machine wash, tumble dry | Sizes: Twin, full/queen, king The Bottom Line Brooklinen’s Down Alternative Comforter is our pick for the best duvet insert overall. Sharon Brandwein, Southern Living, 4 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tumble dry was in 1962

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“Tumble dry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tumble%20dry. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

tumble dry

tumble dried; tumble drying
: to dry (as clothes) in a dryer
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