Definition of towel verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

towel

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈtaʊəl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaʊəl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they towel
BrE BrE//ˈtaʊəl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaʊəl//
 
he / she / it towels
BrE BrE//ˈtaʊəlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaʊəlz//
 
past simple towelled
BrE BrE//ˈtaʊəld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaʊəld//
 
past participle towelled
BrE BrE//ˈtaʊəld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaʊəld//
 
(North American English also) past simple toweled
BrE BrE//ˈtaʊəld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaʊəld//
 
(North American English also) past participle toweled
BrE BrE//ˈtaʊəld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaʊəld//
 
-ing form towelling
BrE BrE//ˈtaʊəlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaʊəlɪŋ//
 
(North American English also) -ing form toweling
BrE BrE//ˈtaʊəlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaʊəlɪŋ//
 
 
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(towelling, towelled, (North American English also)toweling, toweled) towel yourself/somebody/something (down) to dry yourself/somebody/something with a towel Word Origin Middle English: from Old French toaille, of Germanic origin. The current sense of the verb dates from the mid 19th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: towel