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Meaning of towel

tow•el

Pronunciation: (tou'ul, toul), [key]
— n., v., -eled, -el•ing
—n.
  1. an absorbent cloth or paper for wiping and drying something wet, as one for the hands, face, or body after washing or bathing.
  2. to concede defeat; give up; yield: He vowed he would never throw in the towel.
—v.t.
  1. to wipe or dry with a towel.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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