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Definition of towel noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

towel

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈtaʊəl//
 
 
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  •  a piece of cloth or paper used for drying things, especially your body Help yourself to a clean towel. a hand/bath towel (= a small/large towel) a beach towel (= a large towel used for lying on in the sun) see also dish towel, paper towel
  • Idioms
    throw in the towel (informal)
     
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    to admit that you are defeated and stop trying We're not going to throw in the towel just because we lost one game.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: towel