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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tumble dry mean? 

  The verb TUMBLE DRY has 1 sense:

1. dry by spinning with hot air inside a cylinder

  Familiarity information: TUMBLE DRY used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1tumble dry [BACK TO TOP]


Dry by spinning with hot air inside a cylinder

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

These fabrics are delicate and cannot be tumbled dry

Hypernyms (to "tumble dry" is one way to...):

dry; dry out (remove the moisture from and make dry)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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